The few, the brave, the proud.


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 who
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

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 honor the memory of those
who have given the ultimate sacrifice!
God Bless The USA!

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