When the funeral procession for 89-year-old Indiana military veteran, Charles Everett Yorn, passed by, two young boys riding through on their bikes immediately stopped to pay their respects.
“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,” Jacqi Hornbach, who witnessed the boy’s act of respect said.
According to Hornbach, who posted the moment on Facebook, the young men “immediately jumped off” their bikes and “waited patiently for a few minutes.”
As “Taps” began to play, “they both stood with arms behind their backs, silently, the entire time,” Honrbach said. “It was as if they didn’t even have to discuss it before doing it,” she added. “They knew that’s just what you do when you come across this. It was so natural for them.”
Hornbach said she too felt compelled to stand up after seeing the young men stop and watch the procession. “They did the gun salute and the boys jumped back on their bikes and went on their way,” she said.
Hornbach had initially debated on whether to post about the moment online, but eventually decided that with “all the negative things going on” it was needed.
Hornbach said that moments like this made her realize that “there is so much good left in this world.”
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