Maybe, just maybe, the kids really are alright.
A recent high school football contest demonstrates that might be the case.
Chase Hill, a junior at Parkway High School in Louisiana, joined his teammates on the football field as the second half of a recent game began.
However, while his teammates huddled up, Hill broke away and met a group of honored guests on the sideline – seven World War II veterans.
The vets consisted of six men from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and one female veteran who served in the Air Force.
Hill ran over to these heroes and shook hands with every single one of them, thanking them for their service.
A lieutenant for the local Sheriff’s department saw what the young man had done, and quickly snapped some photos.
This one, posted to the Sheriff’s department’s Facebook page, has quickly gone viral:
Hill appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss honoring the veterans.
Via Fox News Insider:
A Louisiana high school football player shocked spectators during the middle of a game when he turned away from a team huddle to thank World War II veterans who were assembled on the sideline.
Chase Hill, a junior at Parkway High School in Bossier City, greeted the group, which consisted of six men from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, and one female veteran who served in the Women in the Air Force. They were seated on the sideline as the football team’s honored guests.
“I’ve just been told all my life to respect those who serve,” Hill said.
(Lieutenant) Davis said he was touched by the moment, so he posted the photos to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
“Folks just were overwhelmed by what this kid did,” Davis said.
Hill explained that his father taught him to “always really respect those who serve.”
Well done, young man, well done.
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