Monday, May 28, 2018

President Trump: “A Moment I Will Always Remember”

During his second Memorial Day trip to Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. During customary remarks following the wreath laying ceremony, he recognized military figures including Bob Dole, the former senator from Kansas; 106-year-old Navy veteran Ray Chavez, the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor; and a little boy named Christian Jacobs whose daddy is buried on the sacred soil of Section 60 in Arlington.
Last year little Christian showed President Trump his father’s grave. The President called  it  “a moment I will never forget.”
Christian's dad, Marine Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs was killed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA on October 24, 2011 during a training exercise. Christian was only eight months old when his daddy was killed.
"He looked me square in the eyes and gave me a firm handshake," President Trump said regarding their 2017 Memorial Day meeting. "That 6-year-old stood strong and tall and proud in front of the Commander-in-Chief just as his dad would have wanted. It's extraordinary."
Heart-wrenching photographs of Christian and his mom Brittany visiting his father's grave at Arlington have been snapped by Defense Department photographers for at least the last three years.
According to Military.com, it was unclear whether the pair had ever spent time with former President Obama during his Arlington Memorial Day visits.

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