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Moving moment as two boys hop off their bikes to pay respects at military veteran's funeral

[Sept 9, 2021: Daniella Genovese]

Two young boys honor a U.S. veteran during his funeral service in Batesville, Indiana. (CREDIT: Jacqi Hornbach)

Two boys in Batesville, Indiana, stopped in their tracks when a funeral procession for a military veteran passed by last week.

The procession was for 89-year-old Charles Everett Yorn, Jacqi Hornbach, who witnessed the boys paying their respects, told Fox News.

For the two boys, Yorn's funeral took precedent over their bike ride.

"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," Hornbach said.


Hornbach, who posted the picture of the boys standing to attention on Facebook, said they 'immediately jumped off' their bikes and 'waited patiently for a few minutes.'

As the bugle sounded and taps began to play, signifying a moment of remembrance, Hornbach said that both boys 'stood with arms behind their backs, silently, the entire time'.

'It was as if they didn't even have to discuss it before doing it.

Charles Everett Yorn, 89, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on August 29, 2021 in Greensburg and served in the US Army before going onto work for American medical technology company Hill-Rom. (CREDIT: Yorn Family)

Hornbach said she too felt inclined to stand up after seeing the boys stop and look on.


"They did the gun salute and the boys jumped back in 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 the Batesville community is "very patriotic" to begin with. Moments like this made her realize that "there is so much good left in this world."

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