TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new sculpture honoring a fallen hero is in place at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Melissa Jarboe had the sculpture made to represent the wedding photo she and her husband Jamie would have had.
Melissa and Jamie eloped on Valentines Day 2011 and planned a big wedding when he returned from deployment. Instead, Jamie was shot by a sniper in April 2011 and died in March of this year from his injuries.
Melissa says this day is important to help the family move on. She says it provides a bit of closure.
The sculpture was made by Janet Zoble. Fort Riley soldiers attended the ceremony and placed flowers by Jarboe's grave.