Monday, February 6, 2017


Submitted by: Edward Moore

DAYCARE & The Corps

  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 and the Pentagon.

  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 to come  and 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  ensure 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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