President Donald Trump delivered a Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, honoring the fallen service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Trump was joined on stage by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
In the middle of his speech, Trump strayed from his prepared remarks to point out a very special boy in the crowd, 7-year-old Christian Jacobs. The boy attended the speech with his mother, Brittany.
After recognizing him in front of everyone, the president explained why he has such a powerful connection with the boy.
"I met Christian one year ago today. Christian walked over to me with great confidence, shook my hand, looked me straight in the eye, and asked if I would like to meet his dad. He loved his dad. Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, who died when Christian was just eight months old," Trump said.
President Trump couldn’t help but notice how good Christian looked in his Marine outfit, telling him, "I've never seen a Marine look that good in my life."
"He wanted to look good, he told me, as a tribute to his father,” Trump added. "And he led me to his dad’s grave and we paid our respects together."
What a beautiful moment for America.
Watch Trump's full Memorial Day speech below: