Did You Know?

Did You Know…..

A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier’s family know that somebody passed by
to pay their respects?

•  If you leave a penny, it means you visited.
•  A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together.
•  If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime.
•  A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier was killed.

The tradition became popular in the United States during the Vietnam War.  It is believed it was
a way to show respect without getting into an uncomfortable political discussion about a war that
was very controversial.