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Meeko 07-25-2011 10:01 AM

Anyone Know If This True?
 
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.

CheekyChick 07-25-2011 10:05 AM

Awww... That story gave me a lump in my throat. Thank God for our armed forces!!! :)

daysofelijah 07-25-2011 10:24 AM

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/glurge/daycare.asp

Meeko 07-25-2011 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by daysofelijah (Post 130892)

Aahh...I did wonder.....Oh well...Still gotta love our troops!

Kaddidle Care 07-25-2011 01:22 PM

It does make a nice story and you could just picture it happening.

daycare 07-25-2011 01:27 PM

Awe I must be emotional. That brought tear to my eyes.
I love all of our troops!!

MamaBearCW 07-25-2011 04:13 PM

The cribs
 
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.

Hunni Bee 07-25-2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MamaBearCW (Post 130996)
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.

PitterPatter 07-25-2011 04:25 PM

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!!

Unregistered 11-04-2011 02:42 PM

Little Known Story
 
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.

Lucy 11-04-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 162670)
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.

Unregistered 04-01-2018 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Lucy (Post 162772)
Oh horse pucky.

The guy works there and talked to someone who was there, but you choose to believe a hard left “fact check” site that is as he described it. They support every left claim and discredit most claims by the right. Smh

TheMisplacedMidwestMom 04-02-2018 07:40 AM

Wouldn't they have had an evacuation plan? That story makes it sound like they were way out ratios with no plan. I don't doubt that the soldierd helping part, but I find it hard to believe the poor teachers were absolutely helpless.

TheMisplacedMidwestMom 04-02-2018 07:44 AM

http://https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1001450271357610240

Blackcat31 04-02-2018 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom (Post 670201)
Wouldn't they have had an evacuation plan? That story makes it sound like they were way out ratios with no plan. I don't doubt that the soldierd helping part, but I find it hard to believe the poor teachers were absolutely helpless.

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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom (Post 670202)

.... This is an old thread.

TheMisplacedMidwestMom 04-02-2018 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 (Post 670210)
.... This is an old thread.

:o... Dang it! I usually check that!

Unregistered 08-17-2019 10:41 PM

Day care save by Marines is sweet story but false
 
There is a sweet story that keeps going around about Marines coming to the aid of the daycare at the pentagon. Circling the "wagons" of cribs as it were. It is not true. There were folks who did help them.. You can look it up on snopes or on truth or fiction.

Mom2Two 08-19-2019 11:55 AM

Well, another old thread resurrected. :lol:

But I'll add to it. I do have it on good authority (published in creditable magazines) that there were evacuations like this from NYC NICUs on 9/11. Disconnected from CPAPs etc, nurses were bagging O2 to babies as they evacuated down stairs.

I. e. Bagging = squeezy, bulb-pumping air by hand to the babies.

I'm a preemie mom, so me and other preemie moms followed stories like this.


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