We recently received a message from a Find a Grave member who said, “I was wondering if it would be possible to get a penny added to the flower collection under the veteran category. I like the tradition of leaving pennies on veteran’s graves and think it would be nice here.”
As with any tradition there can be some variation, but in general, a coin at the gravesite lets the family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. A penny means you visited, a nickel means that you were at boot camp with the person buried there, a dime means you served together and a quarter means that you were with the soldier when they died.
We really appreciated the suggestion and feel like this is a nice fit for the flowers on Find a Grave, so we’ve added four new options to the “Veterans” category of flowers:
We hope you will find them useful as you remember and honor those you love on Find a Grave.