4-year-old remembers father at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, VA (CNN) -
While people all over the country are remembering service members who died defending the United States, many gathered at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Four-year-old Christian Jacobs was among them on Monday.
He came to be with his father, Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs, who served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He died in a training accident in 2011.
Christian was only 8-months-old at the time.
Monday, he wanted to give a message to his father.
"I hope for you to come back soon, daddy,” Christian said. “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. And I love you daddy."
Christian wasn't the only one remembering someone special.
President Barack Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Also, American flags were placed at each gravestone in Arlington National Cemetery, an annual tradition known as “Flags in.”