The official video for country music star Trace Adkin’s song, “Arlington” isn’t your typical music video. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to watch, and it’s sure to move you to tears. Inspired by the death of Marine Corps Corporal Patrick Nixon, Trace crafted a touching and honorable tribute and wrote it from the perspective of a Marine who sacrificed his life to serve our country.
Patrick Nixon joined the Marine Corps and followed in the foot steps of a family line of proud Americans (his dad was a Vietnam War veteran.) Nixon always dreamed of becoming a history teacher later on in life, but he felt he owed it to his country to serve his part in protecting our liberty and freedom. However, on March 30, 2003, Nixon along with eight other Marines fell victim to a terrorist ambush.
Though dedicating a whole song to his life story won’t bring Nixon back, but it will spread his story to the millions around the nation who are all grateful and thankful for his service. Nixon is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.