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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Coins left on Tombstones
My husband is active duty Army. I found this interesting...
COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONES
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking
certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the
headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's
military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message
to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave
to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you
A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained
at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some
capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family
that you were with the solider when he was killed.
tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state
veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put
toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent
In the US, this practice became common during the
Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war;
leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you
had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could
devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the
Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down
payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards
when they would finally be reunited.
The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.