Photo of 6-year-old boy goes viral after saluting military men at airport

When asked why he gave the salute, Jace answered: "Because they fight for our country." ❤️


I am glad that most people are aware of the sacrifice our military men and women make. Most of them put their life on the line each and every day and miss out on a lot of important events such as family gatherings, holidays, birthdays, and a lot more. Many of them don’t even get to witness when their children reach important milestones. That is the reason why we should always pay our utmost respect to these members of our society.

However, as most adults are grateful for everything the servicemen and servicewomen do, most little children are unaware of the importance of their duty.

6-year-old boy named Jace Vega, however, certainly knows how brave and protective our soldiers are.

As he and his mom were at the San Antonio International Airport waiting for Jace’s father to return from a trip to Colorado Springs, the first grader noticed a group of soldiers passing by. Without thinking twice, he stood still and saluted the servicemen.

When asked why he had given the salute, sweet Jace answered: “Because they fight for our country.”

The photo of him paying respect was shared by the Fox San Antonio and was seen by thousands of people who praised Jose’s act as well as his mom and dad’s parenting.

“Why don’t you tell them [the station] what you told me that maybe you want to be a soldier someday, right?” the boy’s father asked his son, to which the boy responded: “Yep.”

“A couple of companies have reached out to us and some other people just reached out to my wife,” the father said. “They want to use his picture in the airport somewhere in Florida. A couple of locally owned veteran companies who do shirts, that’s locally owned and operated, they’re going to do a couple of shirts with him.”

Way to go, Jace. Your patriotic spirit is such an inspiration.