A friend and I were walking through a graveyard one day and I noticed that he kept putting pennies on certain headstones. When we finally left, I asked him why he was leaving money at the headstones. He simply responded that he was paying his respects. I later looked it up, and found out that it is a common thing that people do, especially on a day like Memorial Day. 

If you go to a graveyard and see money on headstones, please leave it alone. It means different things for different coins. Pennies are for paying respects, nickels means that you went to Basic Training with the deceased person. Dimes mean that you served with the person, and leaving a quarter means that you were with the soldier when they died. This Memorial Day, as you remember all of those who have served and died, please be respectful and leave the coins alone. It means a lot to the families who see them.

Quote of the Day: "And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice." -Ronald Reagan

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