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Dave (#47976571)
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So many of you are asking about the bio picture I'm using, below is the link with the poem Written by: Monte Leon Manka 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.




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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Mary Chidester
RE: Re: Johnson
Thank you so very much for taking the time to photograph the headstones. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Mary Chidester on Apr 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Re: Monroe
Oh, great!! Thanks!!
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Apr 19, 2014 3:02 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Re: Monroe
Remind me for which Monroe? I didn't get an email that they had been fulfilled
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Apr 19, 2014 9:50 AM
RE: Re: Gladys Knipfer
Got it. Thank you Dave...
Added by Bob on Apr 19, 2014 5:24 AM
RE: Re: Rothery's
Thank you for the photos you added. They are great!
Added by texnative on Apr 18, 2014 5:50 PM
Mary Jo C. Martin
Dear Dave:
Thanks so much for fulfilling the photo requests for Adaline and Oscar Sebold in Polk Grove Cem., Montgomery Co., Ohio. I really appreciate it!
Regards, Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo C. Martin on Apr 17, 2014 11:11 PM
RE: Re: Gladys Knipfer
Thank you for your assistance Dave...
Added by Bob on Apr 17, 2014 8:07 AM
RE: Re: Gladys Knipfer

Thank you for looking. It is definitely Knipfer. I have a picture that I found on but at the time of the photo, it did not have a death year on it.
Added by Bob on Apr 17, 2014 7:17 AM
Riders - Dayton Memorial
Thank you for the photos of the stone for the Rider family!
Added by Roberta on Apr 16, 2014 6:02 AM
Gaye Hill
Dayton Memorial Park
Hello Dave,

Thank you very much for the great photos for the Laytons and Massmans - as you can tell the wives are sisters and then the rest seem to be either their children or the husband's family.

I appreciate greatly the photos, now I have some years to go by as I continue research.

Your efforts on Find A Grave are appreciated and I also read and reflected your addition: The Shadow On The Wall.

Thank you

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Apr 15, 2014 7:51 PM
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