I have only heard the story behind this picture once, but it literally brought tears to my eyes. On September 11, 2001, a hijacked plane knifed into the side of the Pentagon. We all know that. What very few people have heard is shortly afterwards, the director of a nursery in the building stood looking at the children in her charge, wondering how to move all of the babies and toddlers to safety.
A marine rushed into the room and asked if she was alright. She needed help and she told him that. He turned and ran out; the woman assumed that he had gone away for good. As she formulated a plan of action, she heard footsteps in the hall.
The man had returned—this time, though, he was not alone. At least forty other Marines followed him. They picked up the babies in their cribs, the toddlers, the helpless infants. They carried them through the halls and to a nearby park, where they arranged the cribs in a circle and set the toddlers in the middle. Then they stood guard outside, never allowing the children to be unattended.
When I first saw this picture, I thought that the man carrying the children was their father. Now I realize that he was not related to them by blood, but by nationality. He is an American. They are American children. He is not their father, he is their protector. He’s a United States Marine.This post has less notes than “Romney sucks pass it on” Good on you tumblr. Sarcasm/
this needs all the notes.
this is what being a United States Marine is all about. i cant wait to be one myself
Okay this seriously needs more than 9k notes. Really guys.
if i showed this to my social studies teacher he would be in tears
(Source: spookyjoys, via celtic-warrior-woman)
How did people think before language?
there’s nothing like tea.
holy shit the tea fandom doesn’t fuck around
you think this is a fucking game?
Will always reblog the tea wheel.
(Source: mountaintea, via cause-shes-bittersweet)
so this is a thing
a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
Here is a collection of some fun not-too-creepy Halloween movies. Leave more movie requests here. Enjoy!
The Corpse Bride
Don’t Look Under The Bed
Scooby Doo 2
Mad Monster Party
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Worst Witch
Halloween Town 2
Halloween Town High
Return to Halloween Town
The Addams Family
Little Shop of Horrors
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Haunted Mansion
The Little Vampire
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