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  • Happy birthday

    Just wanted to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to all MARINES where ever you might be.

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    Re: Happy birthday

    This is from my friend who is retired AF


    From: James Heeter []
    Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:59 AM
    To: Ed; Ed McKinnie
    Subject: Happy Birthday Marine

    Cool story. I never heard about it.


    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 th ought,
    "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. Its 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.