Gold Star Kid Meets President Trump at Arlington
Brittany Jacobs took her 6 year old son, Christian, to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, as she has done frequently since her husband’s death. Marine Sgt Christopher Jacobs was killed in a training accident at Twenty Nine Palms, CA on October 24, 2011. Christian has been one of the most photographed visitors to the cemetery because he wears a replica Marine Corps Uniform.
We had even mentioned the boy in a meme from 2015 when Christian was 4.
This Memorial Day, President Trump gave a speech honoring our fallen. Though Brittany said she hoped to meet him, she had no idea if she would or not. Trump then walked among the headstones, where he ran into the Jacobs family.
It was Christian who broke the ice by running right up to the President and boldly asking him if he’d like to meet his dad. President Trump played right along, and followed the young boy to his father’s grave. Then Christian gave the President a hug.
When Christian and Brittany appeared on Fox Insider, he was asked what he wanted to be when he grows up…”a Marine.” He only had one word to describe his experience with the President: “Awesome.”
Sgt Christopher Jacobs was a US Marine who had served tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq/Kuwait. He was assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He had been in the Corps for 11 years. Sgt Jacobs let a younger Marine operate an amphibious assault vehicle, when it slipped off into a ravine.
A President who loves the troops and their families
The White House released a video of the President’s speech. It was solemn, and honoring to the Gold Star families present. During his presentation he told a few of the stories of the fallen. He said this:
“They each had their own names, their own stories, their own beautiful dreams. But they were all angels sent to us by God and they all share one title in common and that is the title of hero, real heroes.” President Donald Trump