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Dave (#47976571)
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So many are asking about the bio picture I'm using, it's from a poem written by Monte Leon Manka titled The Shadow on the Wall.

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.

I do not have a problem if you would like to use one of my photo's providing a note of credit is given.

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.

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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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Vern Margard
Mabel B. Lucas
Dave –

You appear to have created two memorials for Mabel B. Lucas. Mabel Brown Lucas was my grandfather Guy Brown’s (#101845948) sister. Your #136425837 is more complete, since it includes the headstone and her husband, Herman. The duplicate, which lists the same burial plot and date of death, is #136427263.

These may be different people, but it seemed doubtful. If not, and you have a way to delete the listing, it might avoid some confusion.

Thank you for posting this couple. They had no children, and the surviving cousins of the next generation are quickly passing. It is nice to have the memorial, and I am grateful for your effort.

Vern Margard
(Contributor #48020982)
Added by Vern Margard on Nov 26, 2014 3:46 PM
Ally K
Thank you!!
Thank you for finding Richard House!!
Added by Ally K on Nov 26, 2014 11:39 AM
Thank you for the photo of Donald Raymond Foster's headstone!
Very Much appreciated!
Regards, Kris
Added by Kris on Nov 25, 2014 11:15 PM
Donald Neu
Thank you
Thank you so much for helping me out with this. Can't tell you how much it means.
Added by Donald Neu on Nov 25, 2014 5:08 PM
Lynn Demytruk
Samuel and Clara Athey
Thank-you for the picture.
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Nov 25, 2014 4:34 PM
Snyder Tombstones
Thanks for the pic of the tombstone for Amos And Rosetta Snyder!!
J Fred Madden
Springboro OH
Added by J FRED MADDEN on Nov 25, 2014 1:57 PM
Ralph Hathaway Photo
Thanks for posting the picture of Ralph Hathaway's gravesite. So sad that there is no marker.
Added by WalT on Nov 25, 2014 1:53 PM
anna marshall
picture of N. Calim
Thank you so much for taking a picture of my ancestor's gravestone, that means a lot to me. I will share this picture with my mother. Take care and have a great day. -Anna
Added by anna marshall on Nov 25, 2014 10:52 AM
Donna Andres
Zellers-Booher Family

Thank you so much for the photos. Helping with my Roseberry family.

I appreciate your work.

Added by Donna Andres on Nov 24, 2014 2:36 PM
RE: Howell photo
Thank you for your help and time!
Added by sibe80 on Nov 24, 2014 7:22 AM
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