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So many of you are asking about the bio picture I'm using, below is the link with the poem that goes with it titled
"The Shadow on the Wall". Click here
I enjoy working with Find A Grave and I especially enjoy adding photos to memorials so that family members can visit their family member's grave at anytime.
Please REMEMBER I do this in my FREE time out of respect for the families. If mistakes are made, BE KIND and remember this isn't a paying JOB.
We are here to help each other, and it would give me honor to know I have helped one. Thank you for caring about the family I also care about so deeply.
OUR FLAG DOES NOT FLY BECAUSE THE WIND MOVES IT.
IT FLIES WITH THE LAST BREATH OF EACH SOLDIER WHO DIED PROTECTING IT.
FYI: For our Veterans Graves
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a tombstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect.
Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.
A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together.
A dime means you served with him in some capacity.
By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.
According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.
In the United States, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.
Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.
The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.
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Thanks very much for the photos - and the quick turn around.
|C McClintock||Robert J Reineke|
Thank you so much for taking the time to go to Saint John's Cemetery and getting me a picture of Robert and Ellen's gravestone. Find A Grave and all you volunteers make genealogy so much easier.
Chris Haehn McClintock
|Thomas L. Harman||Ammerman|
Thank you very much for filling my requests for the Ammerman stones.
I do appreciate the kindness.
|So Little Time||McCormack|
Dave, thank you for taking the photo of this grave. Have a great week!
Dave - Many thanks for taking that picture! It's making my website look better every time I get more input.
|Joe Gavin||RE: Re: James Clauss|
Wow Dave, I didn't see that coming! But I certainly appreciate your effort!
Here is the website I am assembling for my class: www.wchs65.org Look in the Memorials section and search for Clauss.
|Bushong Weiss||Alfred Bushong|
Thank you so much for your afford on his photo.
|Tina Lephew Cooke||Iut,Angelo L|
Thanks so much for getting this !
|David Eschman||Kanouse monument|
Thank you so much for taking the photo of the Kanouse monument. That family is descended from the sister of my great great great grandfather. I had tried for years to find the family and only have in the past two weeks been able to do so. Your photo helps to finish that part of the story.
Thanks Dave. Do you know if there is a headstone pic anywhere for James N. Clauss?
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