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.