Local NewsPhotography Mother pays tribute to her Marine son Originally published November 10, 2016 at 6:54 pmUpdated November 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm Lourdes Reyes visits the grave of her son George Gabriel Jr., a Marine, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on Thursday. Reyes decorated his grave in honor of Veterans Day and planned to attend Tahoma National Cemetery’s 11 a.m. services Friday that include music, speakers and honors. Employees say thousands are expected to visit the cemetery for Veterans Day. Gabriel Jr. was shot and killed in 2014 while on leave for his 22nd birthday outside Reyes’ home in Federal Way. “He loved to be in Marines,” she said. “Remember my son.” (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times) Federal Way mother visits and decorates the grave of her son at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Share story By Erika SchultzSeattle Times staff photographer Related Stories Teen dedicates life to finding World War II combat veterans November 10, 2016 Amazon recruiter, a former U.S. Army captain, eager to open door to veterans November 11, 2016 Photos: Auburn honors veterans with big parade November 10, 2016 2016: Veterans Day discounts and freebies on tap for veterans and active military November 9, 2017 More Photo Galleries Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum moves historic boat to new Nordic Museum A popular Seattle neighborhood park gets a dramatic new ‘Gateway’ Photos: Former Washington governor, King County executive John Spellman Erika Schultz View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.