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The unsung tale of 9/11’s maritime rescuers

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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/11/2019 4:43:10 AM

Every September, Americans take time on the anniversary of 9/11 to share their memories of that fateful day, recall how they first learned the news and pay tribute to the heroes who answered the unexpected call of duty. As a nation we remember the first responders who ran into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (Snip)On this year’s anniversary, one relatively unsung 9/11 story deserves retelling. It is the story of ordinary citizens who risked their lives to save more than a half-million people trapped at the southern tip of lower Manhattan —

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HammerDax56 9/11/2019 5:40:53 AM (No. 176918)
NEVER FORGET God bless America!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RayLRiv 9/11/2019 7:03:14 AM (No. 176967)
Semper Paratus.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/11/2019 9:11:59 AM (No. 177039)
I never heard of this before. I mostly remember many people walking home - sometimes for many many miles. What an awful day that was.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: my stars 22 9/11/2019 4:49:15 PM (No. 177413)
Somehow back then and over the years I missed this pert of the 9/11 story. God bless all those boat owners, captains, and rescuers. They did what they could. They did not know they would be safe. Add them to the long list of true American heroes.
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