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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, 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.

★★ Pet Peeve Members who ask questions requiring a reply, then sends their question through the suggest edits tab from the memorial which sends it as "[email protected]" address. Duh, use the message or my email tab on my profile page.

★★ I have never met Kelsey, I saw her story on the news one night after the May 2019 tornado
that destroyed her family home. Kelsey was diagnosed with leukemia just months before that.

Sadly, Kelsey Belcher lost her battle November 22, 2020. If you would like, visit her memorial and leave a flower or share a message on her memorial. ★★

★ Soldier Memorials
No need to send me an email about duplicate memorials of our SOLDIERS. The reason the duplicate button has been removed from their memorial is because FAG allows Cenotaph (multi memorials) as long as the memorial is in a recognized FAG National Soldier War Memorial site. You may see up to three memorials for the same Soldier, one not being a Cenotaph if they have been accounted for and actually buried in a cemetery.

★ My Photos ©
All of my grave-markers or cemetery photos may be used for personal, non-commercial reasons as long as they are attributed in the following manner: "Photo Copyrighted by Grave Hunter, # 47976571".

★ Only FAG staff has my permission to moved my photos over into another FAG memorial.

Non-gravestone photos are a different story; you'll need to contact me.

★ Edits & Corrections

Send me an email with the proof, be sure and use the "SUGGEST EDITS" TAB on each memorial you are requesting corrections or edits made on.

★ Requesting Memorial Transfers

For transfer request please use the EDIT tab, then the SUGGEST tab, for each request, this is the only way I'll handle it otherwise your requests will go unanswered. Be sure to include YOUR FAG ID number.

★ Burial Unknown, or Placed Wrong & Links.

Do not move your Burial Unknown, or a memorial from an incorrect cemetery into the correct burial cemetery based on my correctly placed memorial; then demand that I delete my duplicate. I will not delete any of my memorials anymore, they will be sent for merge. I will not link to "unknown" burial memorials as disposition should be known before adding a memorial.

Find A Grave states on duplicates, a memorial with the correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial or one that was created and placed in the wrong cemetery.

★ FYI (Veterans Markers)
While visiting 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 they were 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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