Leaving a penny at a grave means simply that you visited. A nickel indicates that you & the deceased trained at boot camp together,while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed. According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries & state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, & the funds are put toward maintaining the grounds.
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BUILD IT NOW, AMERICA!
Honoring our Fallen Warriors and celebrating their lives.
The American Fallen Warrior Memorial will be built in Kansas City, Kansas. Norman Schwartz of Plantation, Florida is the Memorial designer. The concept behind his design is very symbolic. The main concept of the memorial is based on the gold service star which represents the Fallen Warrior (History: Families display a service flag which is: red border with a field having a blue star in the center for each member of a family on active duty). This blue star changes to gold (with a blue edge) which represents a family member that died during service, without specifying cause of death. Continue reading “American Fallen Warrior Memorial”
“…They stand on a wall and say nothing’s going to hurt you, not on my watch.”
A Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment take cover behind a berm after recieving accurate small-arms fire, Feb. 13, in the city of Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Marines with Bravo and Alpha Co., 1/6 inserted into the city at night by helicopters as part of a large-scale offensive aimed at routing the Taliban from their last-known stronghold in Helmand province.