Two brothers visit their father’s grave for the first time

  • Photograph shows Mason and Mylan Brazel wrapped up in a blanket together
  • The boys can be seen lying down in front of their father’s headstone
  • Their father, Staff Sgt Alfred Brazel, died of cancer in July at the age of 37 

A touching photograph has emerged showing two young brothers visiting their father’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery for the first time. 

The heart-melting picture shows Mason and Mylan, aged eight and four, wrapped up in a blanket in front of the headstone of their dad, Staff Sgt Alfred Brazel, who died of cancer at the age of 37 earlier this year.

Mylan can be seen snoozing in the peaceful sunshine as his older brother prays beside him.

Mason, right, and Mylan Brazel lie wrapped up in a blanket in front of their father Alfred’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery

The tender moment was captured by the boys’ mother Kait, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, last month.

It was the first time the youngsters had visited their father’s grave since he died of rectal cancer in July.

‘Mylan said he felt like he could feel his daddy, and he wanted to take a nap with him,’ Mrs Brazel told ABC News.

She added that her sons also used the visit to talk to their father about what they had been up to.

‘Mylan shared with him how he had earned his uniform and belt in his fight class, and how he went to a Halloween party and won a cake,’ she said. ‘Mason told him how he got a trophy for his breaststroke in his swim competition. They updated him on their lives.’