Widow of Fallen Marine Challenges Nike: ‘Meet Me and My Son at Arlington’

September 12, 2018 Updated: September 12, 2018

The wife of a fallen Marine, Brittany Jacobs, recently shared her opinion on Nike choosing Colin Kaepernick as the face of its new ad campaign.

“To see someone who knelt before the flag … be able to say that he sacrificed everything? It’s hard and it’s sad. It’s not right,” she said during an interview with Fox and Friends on Sept. 9.

The “Gold Star Wife” said her husband sacrificed “absolutely everything for the flag, for the country, and for that all it stood for.” She felt that Nike could have chosen someone else for the ad campaign.

Jacobs’ husband was Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Jacobs, who lost his life during a training accident in 2011.

On Memorial Day in 2017, Jacobs and her 6-year-old son Christian were photographed with President Donald Trump, as the President was walking through Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Brittany Jacobs of Hertford, North Carolina, embraces her son while sitting next to the grave of her husband, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Chris Jacobs, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jacobs added that she’d like to meet with Nike representatives and Colin Kaepernick at Arlington National Cemetery.

“They can personally look in the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice was made,” Jacob continued, “they can look around and see thousands and thousands of people who sacrificed also everything for something that they believed in.”

Although she said it’s a good thing to be able to protest and people to stand up for what they believe in, she thinks, “it doesn’t mean we all have to agree on how people do it,” adding that her husband would be disappointed in Kaepernick.

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Six-year-old Christian Jacobs says the Pledge of Allegiance with his mother Brittany Jacobs before US President Donald Trump addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2017. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)