Friday, October 30, 2015

As we approach Veterans' Day

There are still a few World War II vets living at the Northwestern Louisiana War Veterans Home, and this month they got a special treat. The Air Force Junior ROTC brought seven of them to see a Friday night football game at Parkway High School in Bossier City. The vets had great seats right on the sideline, where they were greeted by spectators, students and cheerleaders. But the biggest surprise came just after halftime.

                                                                                                                       Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Parkway players were returning to the field to start the second half when Chase Hill, #83, paused the game by veering away from a huddle to run over and personally shake each veteran's hand. Boosier Parish Lt. Bill Davis was handling security at the game. When he saw what Hill was doing, he took this photo and posted it on the sheriff's department page, where its been shared over 2,000 times. Several veterans said they felt honored by #83's gesture of respect.

Davis explained why he snapped the picture. "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 a class act -- a badge of honor if you will -- that's what you want to see." Hill added, "I've always really respected those who serve."

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