Be attentive and when you find a coin on a loved one’s gravestone know the reason and what need to do! 😱

When it comes to remembering and honoring our departed loved ones, we all follow different customs.

Respecting other people’s traditions and remembering the lives of the deceased should be commonplace in today’s society. It doesn’t make some people any less genuine to choose to adhere to customs or practices that the rest of us are not familiar with.
The same is true of gravestones and the decorations some families decide to erect over the last resting places of their loved ones. One common ritual that you have undoubtedly seen at some point is the placing of coins on headstones. But why is this even an issue?


In cemeteries around the United States and other nations, coins are customarily put on gravestones. I first saw it when I was a small child, at my grandfather’s grave, and even then I began to wonder what it was all about.
Luckily, it doesn’t take much work to locate the beginnings online. In recent years, several sources have refuted the assumption that the practice started with Roman military men, despite earlier beliefs to the contrary.
However, there is a military significance to placing pennies on tombstones. One of the sections on the American Legion website mentions a connection to the Vietnam War.


Because of the political rift in the nation over the war, leaving a penny at the soldier’s tomb was seen as a more practical approach to letting them know you had visited. Contacting the soldier’s family may lead to an awkward confrontation over war-related issues.Have you ever seen a penny left on a tombstone? Did you know what it meant? Leave a comment below to let us know.

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