From the Fallen to those left behind – a little boy’s wish

 In Military, opinion, Veterans

The Daily Mail reports: Christian Jacobs is 4 years old. His father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs died in a training accident in 2011,when Christian was just 8 months old. But on Memorial Days, the boy’s mother, Brittany, takes him to Arlington National Cemetery sit by his headstone. This year, his statement was particularly poignant.

“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’s proud of me, daddy. And I love you daddy.” Christian Jacobs

Christian was dressed in a USMC replica uniform, with his dad’s medals pinned to his chest. His father’s medals included the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

His Mom says he likes going to the cemetery, and says he’s “going to see dad.” Christian calls it “Daddy’s resting place.”

The Marine Times stated that Sgt Jacobs enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2000, and served one tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. the training accident in which he died occurred at Twentynine Palms, California.

Christian is but one of many children whose fathers and mothers “rest” in the cemeteries of military fallen. The sacrifices of that parent are the seeds of hope for our nation’s future. When Christian grows up, it is hoped that he will continue to love, honor and respect the father who gave everything for his country. It appears he has a great start, thanks to his mom.

Semper Fi, Christian.

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