Cemetery placing QR codes on tombstones to share people's life stories

Cemetery with tombstone
Cemetery with tombstone Photo credit Getty Images

You go to any restaurant these days, and more than likely, you won't be handed a paper menu anymore. Instead, you scan a QR code placed on the table, which will bring the menu up directly on your phone.

The QR code is becoming more and more abundant in our lives, but did you ever think it would infiltrate our funerals?

Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa has been placing QR codes on multiple headstones that will link to a brief video explaining the historical significance of the person buried.

For now, the QR codes will be placed only on the tombstones of Des Moines' earliest residents according to Kristine Bartley, who crated this mobile history tour.

She told KCCI, "I got really taken by how early pioneers of Des Moines really did reflect world history

Bartley is currently working to secure more funding to continue the project, and hopefully tell thousands of more stories for Des Moines residents.

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