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Feb 11, 2005
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NE WY at the foot of the Big Horn mountains
I had never heard this before...ever...:

A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the

Pentagon, told of an incident that happened

right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on


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


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 and the Pentagon.


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


Outside this circle were the 40

Marines, forming a perimeter around the children

and waiting for instructions. There they

remained until the parents could


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.


Ronald Reagan's great compliment: "Most of us

wonder if our lives make any difference. Marines

don't have that problem."


Bless the USA, our troops, and you.


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.[/i]

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