This Rockstar Just Saved Benjamin Franklin’s Headstone

A fundraising campaign to help save Benjamin Franklin’s damaged gravestone is no longer livin’ on a prayer.

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, on Tuesday donated $5,000 to the Christ Church Preservation Trust to quickly push it past its $10,000 goal.

The marble ledger tablet marking Franklin’s grave at Philadelphia’s Christ Church Burial Ground has developed a significant crack on top of the pitting caused by the ritual of tossing pennies onto Franklin’s grave.

Thousands of coins are thrown onto the marker each year in a tribute to Franklin’s adage, “a penny saved, is a penny earned.”


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