High school football player's picture with veterans goes viral

Published: Oct. 13, 2015 at 2:15 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2015 at 2:22 AM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - While working security at the Parkway vs. Captain Shreve football game this past Friday night, the school resource officer and other deputies had the honor of greeting World War II and Korean War veterans, who were honored guests of Parkway High School at the game.

Several pictures were taken that night of various members of law enforcement and students with the veterans. But one particular picture seems to have melted the hearts of thousands of people.

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The image shows PHS football player #83 Chase Hill breaking away from the pack to shake the hands of the veterans. The players were returning to the field to start the second half when Hill reportedly made a bee-line for the group. The picture has been shared over 2,000 times on the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page and has over 200 comments giving kudos to the young man for his respect.

The veterans, all residents of Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, were honored by the Parkway High School AFJROTC staff and cadets.

The heroes, hailed from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (Army Air Corps), U.S. Navy and one female veteran who served in the Women in the Air Force (WAF) during Korea, enjoyed front-row seating at the game and were even paid tribute by the Pride of Pantherland band and performing units of PHS at halftime.

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