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4-year-old remembers father at Arlington National Cemetery

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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.”

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