Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day (149/366)

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“I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.”

Benjamin Harrison (American, 23rd President of the United States [1889–1893]. 1833–1901)

TIME:  7:13 PM
PLACE:  Walnut Hill Cemetery
SUBJECT:  Penny on tombstone

There are many reasons for leaving a penny on a tombstone…one of them is as a token of thanks.  There were many pennies on the tombstones of soldiers that surrounded the Civil War monument in the cemetery.
Today would have been Mom’s 70th birthday.  I also visited her grave this evening - I forgot the
forks though.

1 comment:

Mari said...

I never heard of the penny tradition - very cool!