Young basketball players show respect to passing funeral

- Some young basketball players in Louisiana are receiving recognition after they stopped their game and dropped to their knees when a funeral procession passed.

The youngsters were playing a pickup game on the court at Franklinton Junior High School, about 60 miles (98 kilometers) north of New Orleans.

Sisters Lynn Bienvenu and Johannah Stroud tell WAFB-TV they were attending their cousin's funeral when they noticed the gesture.

Bienvenu wrote on Facebook that there was not an adult around to tell them to stop playing and the gesture meant a great deal to the family.

Residents say the school's coaches and teachers have instilled in the students the importance of showing respect when a funeral procession passes.

Information from: WAFB-TV,

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Young basketball players show respect to passing funeral
  • Cheetah cub siblings play in nursery at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Alien-looking, gigantic rotating ice disk forms in Maine river
  • Chick-fil-A opens on Sunday to fulfill 14-year-old boy's birthday wish
  • Haitian eatery dishes up meals for unpaid Miami TSA workers
  • Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise
  • Florida man threatens to kill neighbor with 'kindness' - the name of his machete, cops say
  • Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
  • Marie Kondo's ‘tidying' trend hits Tampa Bay area
  • Tanker truck carrying 3,500 gallons of chocolate spills onto Arizona's I-40