Wow! Check Out the Oldest Graveyard in Brick, NJ
No disrespect for the ones resting at peace, but graveyards creep me out a little bit, just a little bit.
I might think of it as creepy, but for the people that lost their lives, I apologize.
When I saw this, I had to share. From the sign outside of the graveyard, it's called Gravelly Graveyard, "the oldest burial ground within the present boundaries of Brick Township."
Another name for Gravelly Graveyard is the Old Wooley Cemetery is a 100 X 100 foot plot of land used for burials from the late 1700's - 1901.
I thought I have to take some pictures of this...
Gravelly Graveyard: The Oldest Graveyard in Brick Township
I've never heard of the coins in the cemetery before. According to joincake.com, tradition is that there is a meaning of different coins on the grave a serviceman or woman. A penny: You honor their service to our country and their family. A nickel: If you trained at boot camp with the deceased person. A dime: You served with the deceased serviceman or servicewoman. A quarter: You were with the deceased when he or she died.
What caught my eye about this cemetery were the American Flags with the old stones. I actually teared up. Words can not even express the thankfulness I feel for all these servicemen and women.
The Gravelly Graveyard is located on Fairview Ave., just south of Princeton Ave.