Coins on gravestones have particular meanings

Coins on gravestones have particular meaningsmoney left at nationwide cemeteries and condition veterans cemeteries is gathered eventually,with the money used to keep up the cemetery or even to pay burial charges for homeless veterans.

 
 
 
 

In the usa, this exercise allegedly became common through the Vietnam War due to the political divide in the united kingdom during the war, Snopes reports. It was a way to show respect without engaging in an uncomfortable discussion about the war with the soldier’s family.

 
 
 
 

Listed by Snopes as “legend,” the website is unable to verify that the tradition actually dates back to Vietnam; the earliest reference to the practice dates to an internet site post in June 2009, it reports.

 
 
 
 

Along with monetary coins, {challenge coins may also be found on the graves of some servicemen. challenge coins can be found on the graves of some servicemen also. These tokens determine their bearers as members of a particular military unit and so are not given out easily. Challenge coins found at a grave site almost certainly were left there by members of the soldier’s unit. Challenge coins found at a grave site almost were remaining there by members of the soldier’s unit.

 
 
 
 

I is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank god that such men lived. George S Patton

 
 

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