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Monday, May 29, 2017

9/11 and the Marines

After Flight 77 Hit The Pentagon On 9/11, The Following Happened.

A Daycare Facility Inside The Pentagon Had Many Children, Including Infants Who Were In Heavy Cribs. The Daycare Supervisor, Looking At All The Children They Needed To Evacuate, Was In A Panic Over What They Could Do.

There Were Many Children, Mostly Toddlers, As Well As The Infants That Would Need To Be Taken Out With The Cribs. There Was No Time To Try To Bundle Them Into Carriers And Strollers.

Just Then A Young Marine Came Running Into The Center And Asked What They Needed. After Hearing What The Center Director Was Trying To Do, He Ran Back Out Into The Hallway And Disappeared. The Director Thought, "Well, Here We Are, On Our Own."

About 2 Minutes Later, That Marine Returned With 40 Other Marines In Tow. Each Of Them Grabbed A Crib With A Child, And The Rest Started Gathering Up Toddlers

The Director And Her Staff Then Helped Them Take All The Children Out Of The Center And Down Toward The Park Near The Potomac ..

Once They Got About 3/4 Of A Mile Outside The Building, The Marines Stopped In The Park, And Then Did A Fabulous Thing - They Formed A Circle With The Cribs, Which Were Quite Sturdy And Heavy, Like The Covered Wagons In The Old West.

Inside This Circle Of Cribs, They Put The Toddlers, To Keep Them From Wandering Off. Outside This Circle Were The 40 Marines, Forming A Perimeter Around The Children And Waiting For Instructions. There They Remained Until The Parents Could Be Notified And Come Get Their Children.

The Chaplain Then Said, "I Don't Think Any Of Us Saw Nor Heard Of This On Any Of The News Stories Of The Day. It Was An Incredible Story Of Our Men There.” There Wasn't A Dry Eye In The Room.

The Thought Of Those Marines And What They Did And How Fast They Reacted; Could We Expect Any Less From Them? It Was One Of The Most Touching Stories From The Pentagon.

It's The Military, Not The Politicians That Ensures Our Right To Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness. It's The Military Who Salutes The Flag, Who Serves Beneath The Flag, And Whose Coffin Is Draped By The Flag.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe...for recognizing my beloved Corps and reminding citizens who quietly,steadfastly, and honorably provides the blanket of protection they sleep under.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Love the Marines! Thank you for your service!

Anonymous said...

The Marine Corps wing took most of the force. I have personally been in the remodeled rooms. A colonel died clutching the US flag.