Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

I personally was unaware of the scope of this event until it was brought up by a retired Coast Guard officer who attends my church.  From his e-mail:

"The CG Commandant mentioned this film to a couple of my CG Academy classmates at the CGA/MMA (Kings Point) football game on Saturday (CGA Bears lost in the last 7 seconds). The video tells the little-known story of the boatlift on 9/11. We all know about Dunkirk when 330k soldiers were evacuated in 9 days from France during WW2.  On 9/11, almost 500k people were evacuated from Manhattan in 9 hours!! Very well put together film...only 12 minutes long but worth seeing and sending out to others. Good for the spirit..."

I agree - that is good for the spirit.  Sailors of every stripe were American heroes that day. For all you knee deep sailors out there - you never shined any brighter than you did that day.  God Bless you. 

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  1. Amigo,
    Good post. Very inspirational. The is the spirit that zero will never see in the American people no matter how hard he looks.

  2. Agreed - I was amazed to find out about this.