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The McGibbon Family (#48027196)
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Coins left on Military stones...
Have you ever been in a cemetery and saw coins laying on a tombstone? There is actually a reason behind it. Read more, so you can know what each coin means, and maybe as you visit a fallen soldier this Memorial Day, you can leave a coin to honor them too.

According to these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin:

A coin left on a headstone letís the deceased soldierís family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited.

A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier was killed.

So what happens to the coins after Memorial Day? It is collected and the money is used for cemetery maintenance, the cost of burial for soldiers, or the care for indigent soldiers.

Supposedly the tradition became popular here in the United States during the Vietnam war. It is believed it was a way to show respect without getting into an uncomfortable political discussion about a war that was very controversial.

In general, however, this tradition can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire. It was a way to give a buddy some spending money for the hereafter.

Read More: What Do The Coins Left On Military Tombstones Mean? |
Added by Beth.Bailey on Aug 29, 2016 12:40 PM
Judith Ann Wilson
Thank you for sponsoring Judith Ann Wilson's memorial. She is my half-sister whom I shall never forget. We were both artistic, athletic, and enjoyed the challenges of resolutions and lived life fully. She is missed and unforgotten and was a grand person. Thank you once again.
Added by orpha on Aug 18, 2016 3:33 PM
Diane Miller
RE: Thank you...
You are so welcome, it was an honor to do so.
We sure love our fur-babies.

Added by Diane Miller on Jul 01, 2016 11:28 AM
RE: Awww
Hi there...he is a cutie that's for sure & has me wrapped around his wee little finger already.Go figure,right ? Hope this finds all well w/you my sweet friend.Any plans on coming to S.D. anytime in the near future ?


~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Apr 08, 2016 6:47 PM
Jamie reed
mess up on my dog say my brother thanks for visiting them both
Added by Jamie reed on Mar 27, 2016 9:39 PM
Jamie reed
thanks visit my brother grave
Added by Jamie reed on Mar 27, 2016 9:37 PM
Jamie reed
thanks for visting my granddad grave
Added by Jamie reed on Mar 27, 2016 9:32 PM
RE: Awww
Hi Bridget:
I'm sitting here on pins & needles waiting for them to show up so I can see the little guy again...

Happy Easter my friend {{{hugs}}}

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Mar 27, 2016 2:29 PM
Don Calhoun
John S. McGibbon
I added John S. McGibbon, 157946689 into Lindquist on Washington Blvd. Thought you might be related to him?
Added by Don Calhoun on Feb 08, 2016 5:28 PM
Hi -_-
How are you doing as we haven't talked for awhile.
I finally got moved & trying to get settled in but sometimes it is so overwhelming w/all of the boxes etc sitting around tripping me every time I turn around but it's all good my friend :-)

Drop me a line when you get a chance,


~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jan 13, 2016 6:55 AM
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