A Louisiana high school football player took the bold step of stopping during the middle of a game to thank World War II veterans, stunning onlookers but earning their ultimate praise in the process.
Chase Hill, a junior at Parkway in Boosier City, turned away from a team huddle to go and greet a group of honored veterans who were assembled on the sideline.
“He just left the formation and came up to vets and shook every one of their hands,” Lt. Bill Davis of Bossier Sheriff’s Office, told CBS News. “This isn’t something we see every day.
“Law enforcement officers deal with teens who do stupid stuff every day. And for this kid to do what he did, which to me was really just a class act — a badge of honor if you will, that’s what you want to see.”
There was little question after the game that Hill had acted for all the right reasons … and that he was not interested in any attention for himself. Rather, he just wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to get more acquainted with true military living legends.
“I didn’t do that for attention,” Hill commented on a Facebook post about his meeting with the soldiers. “I did it for my heroes. My soldiers.”