The Special Meanings of Coins Left on the Graves of Veterans

Coins On Graves in Boulder City, NevadaHave you ever visited the Veterans Memorial Cemetery (or any other one, for that matter) and noticed coins on the grave markers? I did and looked into what the significance of leaving coins on tombstones was … there seems to be two reasons, both of which are really cool.

A visitor to a grave could mean that a veteran who served with the deceased visited the grave and has left a down-payment on buying their fallen friend a drink or play a hand of cards when they finally reunite. And it can also be a message of respect left for the veteran’s family with each coin denomination signifying something different:

  • A penny at the grave says that you visited
  • A nickel means that you and the deceased were in boot camp together
  • A dime means that you served together
  • And lastly, a quarter lets the family know that you were with the fallen soldier when he or she was killed

So the next time you see coins on a grave, you’ll know it’s not just pocket change, but priceless messages being left by vets for vets and/or their families…

The Current Week’s Happenings

New Pastor Welcomed

The Boulder City United Methodist...[Read more...]

The Vanity Offers Variety

We recently had a lovely...[Read more...]

Guard Against Extreme Heat

No doubt you’ve heard – or...[Read more...]

Unofficial Election 2021 Results

The unofficial election results...[Read more...]

Daughters of American Revolution Offers Flag Retirement

The Silver State Chapter,...[Read more...]

Podcast: Art Manteris

This week, our friend Roger Gros...[Read more...]

Come See Grease Next Weekend

The Boulder City Hospital...[Read more...]

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Dives into Boulder City

On Thursday, June 17 from 12:00PM...[Read more...]

Fan Photo: Herb’s Tavern

Well now this memorabilia will...[Read more...]

Share The Road Boulder City, Nevada

Sharing the Road

It’s the time of the year...[Read more...]

View Past Town Happenings