Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Uncommon Valor

"Uncommon valor was a common virtue" - Chester Mintz, March 16, 1945.  Mr. Mintz was an American Admiral who was reflecting on the sacrifice of the Marines who fought at Iwo Jima.

I thought this would be appropriate for today since Memorial Day or "Decoration Day' as we called it growing up was just celebrated for our fallen hero's.

Here is a hero in our family who was in WWII as a radio-tower operator bringing the war planes to a safe landing.

My Dad





Other than leaving flowers have you ever seen or heard of placing coins on top of service men and women's headstones?


There is a practice of placing coins on the grave stones of the soldier that you visit.

Penny -- a friend has visited

Nickel -- the visitor trained with the deceased

Dime--  the visitor served with the deceased

Quarter ---  the visitor was with the deceased when he died


Ann


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3 comments:

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a cool thing about the coins.

Melody Steenkamp said...

That is a wonderful gesture!
I'd never heard of it before, don't know if that happens here in The Netherlands.
The idea behind it is great!


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Roger Owen Green said...

I have never heard of the coin designation.
Lovely tribute
ROG, ABCW

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