Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again.

— Unknown (via perfect)

If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree.

— Unknown (via intric-te)








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.

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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

People ask me how I can support people in the Armed Forces when all they do is kill innocents.
I don’t support war. I support the men and women who are willing to do whatever it takes for the safety of this country and all of her citizens
This is why I support the Armed Forces.