Humayun Khan’s grave becomes a shrine in the wake of his father’s speech

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Across the Potomac River from Washington’s great monuments, Jake Dowell and his family came to Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to visit his grandfather’s grave. But he also wanted to pay his respects to a soldier he had never met and whose name he had learned only in the past week: Army Capt. Humayun Khan. Khan’s parents and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have been in a heated confrontation for days, after Khan’s father, Khizr, forcefully spoke out against Trump at the Democratic National Convention last week. He and his wife, Ghazala, continued to do so on television over the weekend, and a chorus of Republicans, Democrats and military veterans rushed to their defense after Trump criticized the couple.

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