via Madworld News: Last Friday, a Louisiana high school squared off against a local rival under the lights at its home field in front of a crowd of hundreds. But one particular moment had everyone there gasping after what one of the players did to a group of veterans, which ended up delaying the game’s progress.
Although, while most would assume the player did something bad, quite the opposite is true in this case, according to KSLA. During that particular game at Parkway High School, the team was honoring veterans from both the Korean War and WWII, who were given sideline seats to enjoy the game along with a tribute from the school’s marching band.
School resource officers were accompanied by law enforcement to give the group of vets, who were from the Army, Air Force, and Navy, a hero’s welcome and make sure they thoroughly enjoyed their night, but at the start of the second half, something incredible happened. As the players for Parkway were running out onto the field, number 83, Chase Hill, quietly broke away from the pack and made a beeline for the group of veterans.
Pictures taken show Hill going down the line to shake the hand of each veteran as a way of thanking them for their service to our nation, and apparently, his awesome gesture was well received. The Bossier Parrish Sheriffs posted the image to their Facebook page, where it quickly went viral with thousands of likes, shares, and comments giving major kudos to Hill for paying his respects to our nation’s heroes.
While it may not seem like much, Hill’s gesture was an incredible way to show respect for our vets, and it sets a great example for other students to follow. With so many stories of disrespect and otherwise poor behavior from America’s youth, it’s awesome to see at least one teen who was raised right and who’s willing to go out on a limb to show what he believes in. Kudos to him for honoring our nation’s veterans, and kudos to his parents for raising their son right.