The story of a chance encounter at the airport between the Navy lacrosse team and a group of World War II veterans is making the rounds on the Internet thanks to a goose bump-inducing photo.

Navy Athletics posted this photo on its Facebook page Sunday morning of the school's lacrosse team saluting a group of veterans at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). The Navy players were traveling back to Annapolis after scrimmaging Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday.

The team bumped into the veterans at BWI, leading to an unforgettable encounter for both groups of men and a magnificent photo that captured the moment.

Navy Athletics posted the following note on its Facebook page:

The Navy men's lacrosse team flew back to BWI airport today after playing Notre Dame in a fall lacrosse game on Saturday. While at BWI, the team encountered 67 World War II veterans. After having the opportunity to shake their hand and thank them for their service, the team lined up and saluted them as their buses passed by. It put the entire trip in perspective.

(H/T to USA Today)

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