Louisiana teens stop basketball game, kneel ‘out of honor’ for passing funeral procession
When a group of teens spotted a funeral procession passing by their basketball court in Franklinton, Louisiana, on Friday they instantly paused, put down the ball and took a knee “out of honor” for the deceased and his family.
Sisters Lynn Bienvenu and Johanna Stroud of Denham Springs were in the procession line, mourning the loss of their cousin Velma Kay Crowe, when they saw the boys fall to the ground outside Franklinton Junior High School. They were so touched by the gesture they stopped to snap a picture and thank them for their “impromptu display of respect.”
“They took a knee not out of disrespect but honor. There was not an adult insight to tell them to stop playing. This meant a great deal to our family,” Bienvenu wrote in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 1,750 times as of Monday afternoon.
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