I was not aware of this tradition….
While “Cleaning of the Stones” at the National Cemetery in Holly. I noticed a quarter had been placed on one of the stones. On another stone I noticed a nickel had been placed there. I was so touched with this that I took pictures. I then googled about the coins and found out this which I am very proud to share with you.
A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldiers family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect.
· Leaving a penny means you visited the site.
· A nickel means you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together.
· A dime means you served with the soldier.
· A quarter is very significant because it means you were there when that soldier died.