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Memorial Day 2016

I first met Brittany Jacobs and her son Christian at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2012. I had just made some images of her as she held her son tightly and wept at her husband’s headstone. It was their first Memorial Day visit to the gravesite since Sgt. Christopher J. Jacobs, 29, of Alcona, MI was killed during a training exercise at the Marine Corps’ desert warfare training base at Twentynine Palms, CA.

I have been making the trip to Arlington on Memorial Day ever since and I have seen Brittany and Christian and I always make a few photos of them during their visit. 

Included here are some other images from Memorial Day 2016.

UPDATE: To view more from the project, “A Child’s Pilgrimage” which is still in progress, please visit americanreportage.com.

MEMORIAL DAY PETE MAROVICH
On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, 5, of Hertford, NC, rests his head on his mother, Brittany, at the headstone of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
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On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, 5, of Hertford, NC, places his Marine cover on the headstone of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May, 30 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
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On Memorial Day, friends and family members pay their respects to the fallen, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
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On Memorial Day, Laureen Lopez Berry, 30, mourns her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Richard L. Berry , in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
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On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, 5, of Hertford, NC, carries flowers back to the gravesite of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
MEMORIAL DAY PETE MAROVICH
On Memorial Day, friends and family members pay their respects to the fallen, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage
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On Memorial Day, Marine GySgt Bryan Crane, pays his respects to comrade Sgt Luke James Zimmerman, USMC, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on May 30, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/American Reportage

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