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27 May 2019

THE TRADITION OF LEAVING COINS ON A VETERANS GRAVE MARKER

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No doubt many of my fellow ANA members receive The Coin Update and have already seen this article. I feel the need to bring it to everyone's attention during this holiday, Memorial Day. Have you ever notice coins on the grave markers at some cemeteries' and wondered what the deal was? Here is a brief history of the practice.

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29 Mar 2018

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY

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Today, March 29, 2018 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I haven't seen any mention of it anywhere unless one looks it up. I just would like everyone that reads this to give it a thought. If you ever get a chance to visit the Memorial Wall in D.C. you should go. There is also the Traveling Wall. It is a smaller 3/5 scale exact replica of the original and it is taken around the country to view. Below are two views of the 1994 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Silver Dollar Commemorative. Maybe thank someone you know that served. Maybe say a prayer for all the men and women that never came back. God Bless them all!! Thanks for reading this blog. I didn't want it to go forgotten.

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