What do coins on a veteran's grave mean? May 29 2017, 1 Comment

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.