Young Boys Hop Off Their Bikes to Pay Respects After Running into Military Veteran’s Funeral

Jacqui Hornbach captured a moment when two young boys “immediately” jumped off their bikes to honor a fallen military veteran at his funeral.

In the photo, two young boys standing by the cemetery with their bikes on the curb. They are seen standing straight with their arms folded behind their backs, paying respect to the veteran. 

Photo from Jacqui Hornbach | Source

The fallen veteran was Charles Everett Yorn who was 89 years old from Batesville, Indiana. He passed away on August 29, 2021 in Greensburg. 

Jacqui said the two boys were racing down the street in Indiana when they noticed the veteran’s funeral procession on the green nearby. The boys waited patiently for a few minutes standing motionless and silently.

Moved by the act of the young ones, she took a photo and said, “To see these two young boys immediately stop and pay their respects to a passed serviceman, without any prompting or knowledge of anyone watching, was just so touching to see.”

Moments like these made her realize that there is so much good left in this world. But she almost did not post the photo on her Facebook page. But she eventually did knowing that this can become an inspiration for a few with all the negative things happening in the world now.

People who saw the photo reacted positively and commented praises for the kids. 

One of the comments said that the boys were raised right and that it was a pleasure to see children at this age to show proper respect. Their actions were a result of good parenthood.

After the gun salute, the boys jumped right back to their bikes and rode away, said Jacqui.

Proverbs 22:6 teaches us to train up a child in the right way. This includes respect, love, and care for others. It is a promise that what parents teach will have a lasting effect on them. As the proverb ends, “when he is old he will not depart from it.” This solid and biblical foundation will prove beneficial for children’s lives as they grow older.

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