Moving Photo: Little Boy in Marine Dress Blues Lays on Dad's Grave
A moving photo captured this weekend shows a 4-year-old boy dressed up as a Marine and laying beside his fallen father's grave.
Christian Jacobs, 4, went to Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day to visit his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs, who was killed in a 2011 training accident. Christian and his mother visit every year.
Christian had a touching message for his fallen father, who died when he was just 8 months old.
“I hope for you to come back soon, daddy. And I love you and hope for you to be here. I know you will be here and I love you. And he is always watching over me and makes sure… he makes… he’s proud of me, daddy. And I love you daddy,” he said in the video below.
Christian’s mom said that the little boy was so excited to spend time with his dad that he ran to his grave.
Jacobs served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.