Several years ago I was surfing the internet and came across my 5th great-grandfather's tombstone picture. It was a great find, but one thing puzzled me about it and continues to do so: a marker next to his tombstone.
I've seen special insignia markers before but none like the one next to his grave. Since I have never been to New England, it is possible that it has something to do with that specific area. What I think it is is a DAR insignia marker. He is listed in their index of graves of Revolutionary soldiers (though I have no idea where they got the information that he was a veteran) and I wonder if the marker was placed around the time he was indexed by the DAR (the 1920s). Adding to this is the fact that there is a small American flag just next to the mystery marker and I'm even more confident it has something to do with the war.
Has anyone ever come across this marker before? Does anyone know what it signifies or represents? Sorry for the poor picture quality, it is the best I could do.