Pennies from Nam

Larry sent me, his 5 year old sister, pennies from Vietnam for my piggybank. Some of them were Vietnamese money, and some were U.S. coins, and I waited eagerly with each letter to see if there were any in the envelope. At some point, my piggybank was robbed, because he wrote home about it, worried about me.

Now I see that pennies represent the sacrifice our soldiers made, and are often placed on the graves of soldiers who served and lost their lives, as a sign of respect.

The Penny Project in Fremont, Colorado (a new bucket list destination) includes 58,272 pennies, the amount of lost U.S. soldiers’ lives, and are placed in a memorial statue of sorts, the words: IN GOD WE TRUST.



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