I Did Not Know This
A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
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.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women, who have served and are currently serving our country, and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY
It's good to see something positive in these days when all we see lies and depression.
That's a great story Tommo. It makes me proud as ever of my time in the Corps.
SOUNDS REALLY GREAT IF IT HAPPENED . IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THE EMAILS MY MOM SENDS ME EVERY WEEK . I HOPE THIS STORY IS TRUE.
PERSOANLY ID HAVE FILELD THE CRIB FULL OF TODDLERS AN BABIES RATHR THAN HAVING ONE PER CRIB AN GOT THEM INTO A VAN OR CAR.
The friend who sent it to me checks out everything and he does not use Snopes. He is always giving me crap about the stuff I forward to him that does not!
Re " The Corps
Im glad to see that for once that my brothers & sisters in the Big Green Machine are reconized for something, other than the bashing the corps takes for a lone marine that cracks up, and decides to go on a rampage,
Im glad to hear that our brothers & sisters came out in a positive light for once. I do hoe they all recieve comendations for thier actions of heroism and bravery and any other Citations and medals
that they may be able to receive for thier excellent conduct! and these people Know what it intails to be a United States Marine!
My Brothers & Sisters
your actions make ever living Marine proud to be your
Brother & Sister, remember We are a family no-matter,
Your age, your experence, or duty station or M.O.S. your
acts of heroism & bravery should not go unrewarded, I myself
will contact the DOD and demand that your unit be cited for
actions above and beyond the call of duty,As you deserve
Our Prayers are with you and please come home safe & Healthy
My Best reguards Doc, Sgt. USMC MFM, and Marice Expiditionary forces & the Tenth Mountain Divison Unites State Army Res ret.
Gods Speed ,,,Doc
HMMMM I WASNET THERE BUT SNOOPS ( I DONT ALWAY STRUST THEM ) SAYS IS BS
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THIS STORY DESCRIBES THE EVACUATION an no mention of 40 marines an a circle the cribs scene. you would think while there paying tribute the marines would be mentioned??????????
I was not here but I have seen the emils an story a few times.
this guy was at the day care when it was hit an helped evacuate it.
My friend says Snopes is full of crap, but I do not know.
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