In this touching story, a little boy whose Marine father died when he was a baby, wore dress blues to pay tribute to his father at the Arlington National Cemetery
, on Memorial Day.Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Christian Jacobs, 4, was laying at the cemetery on Monday, and photographers covering the memorial service captured this very touching, sweet, moving moment!Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Christian was only 8 months old when his father died. Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before passing in 2011, in a fatal training accident.
In the past few years, Christian and his mother have traveled to Arlington on Memorial Day to pay tribute to their fallen soldier.
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Christian's mom, Brittany Jacobs, told CNN about her son coming to see his father's gravesite:
"He said I get to see my daddy. 'My Daddy's Resting Place' is what he calls it, so he was looking forward to coming out here. When he got here, the first thing he did was run up and hug the stone, he didn't want to leave it!"
Below is a tribute song to the fallen soldiers who have served our nation proudly
Trace Adkins', "Arlington
" remembers those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.God Bless these fallen soldiers
I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done,There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,They folded up a flag and told my mom and dad, we're proud of your sonAnd I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to ArlingtonI remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,And when we finally found that cross,He said, "son this is what it cost to keep us free" Now here I am,A thousand stones away from him,He recognized me on the first day I came in,And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,I know they brought another hero home to usWe're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,We can rest in peace, 'cause we are the chosen ones,We made it to arlington, yea dust to dust,Don't cry for us, we made it to arlington