Photos of President Trump Hugging Fallen Marine’s Son Go Viral

Memorial Day photos of President Trump hugging the son of a fallen U.S. Marine have gone viral.

Photos from Monday’s visit between President Obama and Christian Jacobs, 5, at the boy’s father’s tomb at Arlington National Cemetery were posted to Facebook.

The families of fallen servicemen were welcomed by President Trump and Vice President Pence at Arlington National Cemetery.


While Christian was just 8 months old, his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in a training accident in 2011. On Memorial Day, Christian and his mother, Brittany Jacobs, go to her father’s grave.

The Little Boy Was Wearing a Replica of His Father’s Marine Uniform 

This is what Christian Jacobs, then six years old, said when he put flowers on his father’s tomb at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day while dressed in a copy of his father’s Marine uniform.

The uniform brings back memories of Christian’s father, Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, he said.

In 2011, when Christian was barely eight months old, Sgt. Jacobs was killed in a training accident.

Christian elaborated, “They were tracking at night, and the driver couldn’t see because it was so dark, and then there was a cliff, and then the tank collapsed, and it hit him.”

On Memorial Day, Christian and his mom, Brittany, drive from their home in Hertford, North Carolina to the local cemetery to pay their respects.

This has been done for years, and it’s become a custom in the family. This is a moment to celebrate his life and remember him, and while it may be difficult, it is important.

To honour his memory, Brittany remarked. Brittany noted that Christian seemed happy and upbeat despite the sombre nature of gravesite visits.

In fact, he was able to shake hands with the man himself, Donald Trump. As Christian put it, “I simply asked him, ‘Hey, do you want to go meet my daddy,’ and he was like’sure.’

So we just went over there and I showed him the cushion that they made me. He also received a challenge coin from Vice President Mike Pence.


On his first Memorial Day in office, President Trump participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Brittany Jacobs, whose 6-year-old son Christian was dressed as a Marine for the occasion, and Vice President Pence strolled among the white marble headstones and met families.