Watch: Jacob Wetterling's parents release video honoring his legacy

Memorial for Jacob Wetterling
Attendees of Jacob Wetterling's memorial service listen below a slideshow of photos of Jacob and his family in the Clemens Fieldhouse in St. Joseph, Minn. on Sept. 25.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

Jacob Wetterling's parents say they're still fighting for a world where children can grow up safe and follow their dreams.

Patty and Jerry Wetterling released a short video Tuesday saying they drew strength from the love and support of so many people in the search for Jacob, who was kidnapped near their home in St. Joseph in 1989.

An Annandale man, Danny Heinrich, recently led authorities to Jacob's remains and confessed that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed the 11-year-old.

Jacob's sports jersey was No. 11.

In the video, the Wetterlings are encouraging people to join the #11forJacob movement, and to live by 11 simple traits he valued. They are: Be kind, be fair, understanding, honest, thankful, a good sport, a good friend, joyful, generous, gentle with others and positive.

Editor's note [Oct. 4, 2016]: This story has been updated to reflect accurately the 11 traits Jacob valued.

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