SEMPER FI


A good story that needs sharing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEMPER FI

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 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.

 

“People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel”

One comment on “SEMPER FI

  1. gweyant says:

    I want to say that this was sent to me by my sister in Texas where she got it I don’t know.

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