Recently, a man found a quarter on a soldier’s grave and quickly realized it was worth so much more than 25 cents.
The man, Dave Malenfant, told his story about the special situation on Facebook. See what he wrote below.
“While “Cleaning of the Stones” at the National Cemetery in Holly. I noticed a quarter placed on one of the stones,” Malenfant wrote on Facebook. “Later I also noticed a nickel placed on another stone. I was so touched with this that I took pictures. (sorry the nickel did not turn out) I googled about the coins, and found this out. I am very proud to share this.”
“A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier’s family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect.”
What a great way for someone to tell the family of a soldier who died for America and Freedom that they are being honored.
“Leaving a penny 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 died.”
Upon further research, the tradition of leaving coins on a soldier’s grave is not an officially recognized military tradition. That makes this even more special.
It was something that soldier created to honor their brothers and sisters at arms.
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