Deep Run, NC -- Our military men and women put their lives on the line every day and sometimes they make the ultimate sacrifice.
Now, the son of a man who died in Iraq continues to never let his father's memory be forgotten.
Will Jewell, 13, remembers the day he found out his father, Specialist Steven Jewell, was killed in Iraq.
Steven was just 26 when he died in a Chinook helicopter crash during a post-maintenance test flight. Five years have passed, but Will says it doesn't get any easier.
On Saturday, Will's family surprised him with a visit from the Patriot Guard Riders and a group called Flags for Fallen Military. They came to install a flag pole in the yard, hoisting an American flag in honor of Will's dad.
A new stone monument that will sit beneath the flag pole reads, "In honor and remembrance, Spec. Steven Jewell. On August 14, 2007, this loving father paid the supreme price for freedom for his son, Will, and his fellow Americans."
Will's mother, Ashley Kennedy, says Steven's memory also lives on in their son.
For Will, it's more than just looks. It's something deeper - pursuing his dad's dream of one day flying in the Air Force.