A group of teens has set a prime example to the rest of the nation of what true patriotism looks like.
Four teens were running late to watch their high school football game in Midland, Michigan, last week, but that didn’t stop them of paying homage to the flag when they heard the national anthem begin to play from the field.
When fellow Bullock Creek High School game attendee Mike Ullery Jr. noticed the gesture, he snapped a photo of the boys, who stopped, took of their hats and placed their hand over their hearts.
“Respect,” Ullery captioned the post on Facebook.
I was impressed by these Bullock Creek boys. Running late to the game they heard the national anthem and stopped, took off their hats and placed hands over heart! ❤ Respect??
Ullery told CBS News that he snapped the photo of the teens because he was “proud of them.”
Parents who commented on Ullery’s photo identified the boys as Dakota Lehner, Mikiah Lehner, Taylor Cox and Collin Hitchingham.
“This is so refreshing,” one user commented. “I applaud these young men. They are being raised right.”
“There is hope!” another Facebook user wrote.
(H/T: CBS News)