Have you ever seen coins on a service member's grave? It turns out, different coins that are left mean different things.
- A penny is just a simple sign that the grave was visited and respects were paid.
- A nickel means that the visitor spent time with the deceased at boot camp.
- If you see a dime, it means that the visitor served with the soldier at some point in time.
- Finally, a quarter indicates that the visitor was present at the time when the deceased fell.
The money collected, usually goes towards cemetery and gravesite maintenance. Please be respectful anytime you visit a grave.