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Old 07-25-2011, 10:01 AM
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Don't know if this is true or not...but God bless our Marines anyway!!

This is a little-known story from 09/11/2001 :
There was a day care center close to the Pentagon.

This daycare had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare staff, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, were 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, we're on our own.' A few 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 away from 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.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:05 AM
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Awww... That story gave me a lump in my throat. Thank God for our armed forces!!!
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http://www.snopes.com/rumors/glurge/daycare.asp
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Aahh...I did wonder.....Oh well...Still gotta love our troops!
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It does make a nice story and you could just picture it happening.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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Awe I must be emotional. That brought tear to my eyes.
I love all of our troops!!
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One thing that I remember from Military Childcare training is that they do transport in the cribs though. Not all babies get their own crib. You put as many babies that would fit comfortably and you transport straight out the door. I was told I had to have an evacuation crib. I had infant only, which allowed three infants. No preschoolers. So I am sure there were cribs, and there were other service members. There might not have been 20 Marines, but there were lots of heros that day.
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One thing that I remember from Military Childcare training is that they do transport in the cribs though. Not all babies get their own crib. You put as many babies that would fit comfortably and you transport straight out the door. I was told I had to have an evacuation crib. I had infant only, which allowed three infants. No preschoolers. So I am sure there were cribs, and there were other service members. There might not have been 20 Marines, but there were lots of heros that day.
Yes, thats how we do fire drills. We put all the babies in the heaviest crib and push it out the door.
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Never heard that before but it's a wonderful story! Made me awwww and tears well up! And yes God bless all of our military regardless of the source!!
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I work at the Pentagon and personally asked the Chaplain assigned to the Chapel Staff...I am pleased to say the story is true.

Don't rely on Snopes, they are a couple working "Snopes" out of their apartment and if the story does not have a liberal's view, Snopes denies it.
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I work at the Pentagon and personally asked the Chaplain assigned to the Chapel Staff...I am pleased to say the story is true.

Don't rely on Snopes, they are a couple working "Snopes" out of their apartment and if the story does not have a liberal's view, Snopes denies it.
Oh horse pucky.
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