No One Told This Story

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From: JUNE CERRETA
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Subject: No One Told This
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No One Told This
Story

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 river .

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.

Remember Ronald Reagan's great compliment:
"Most of us wonder if our lives make any difference. Marines
don't have that problem."

God Bless the USA , our
troops, and you.

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.
 
 
 

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