The Tranquil Messages Left on Soldiers' Headstones

When you are visiting a cemetery, especially military ones, such as Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, you may notice headstone markers that have coins left on them. When you see coins on the headstones of soldiers it tranquil message to the family of the deceased that someone had stopped by to pay their respects.


Each type of coin left behind has a distinct meaning that was left on the headstone of those who gave their life while serving in our military. These meanings vary depending on the domination of the coin.