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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, September 22, 2011

{BOATLIFT: A Story of Civic Heroism}

Did any of you know about this story of civic heroism? We were in Germany on the day of 9/11 this year. This video got uploaded on September 7: BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience. I feel that I have to share, as the media never did bring this out. Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. This evacuation in only 9 hours, was one of the largest and fastest in history- far fewer (300,000) were evacuated from Dunkirk, France during WWII.
Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc.





Quote: A hero is a man who does what he can. - Romain Rolland
 

10 comments:

  1. Hello...i try to email you...but it don't work today....love from me....xxx...

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  2. Hi Mariette, in these last dates of commemoration for the victims, heard and saw several TV specials where they saw many truly touching and heroic stories of people who gave everything of themselves to help others. I'm going to see these you have named. Ah! you know you had read your previous post where you talked about the clams and vaseline, but could not remember, and for use in mine, I'll try. I paint some stein pearl paint, they look gorgeous! Thanks for your visits, hugs. Rose Marie

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  3. Che immagini strazianti...ma anche quante brave persone..EROI veramente!!! Un abbraccio,Anna.

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  4. Hi Mariette, love all the gifts you received from Ria. I have no doubt that you had a lovely trip. Life is busy here and internet is not always agreeable. Will have to come back to watch this video another time. Hope you are having a good day. Tammy P.S. I didn't know there was a Dublin, MS -- I'm from Laurel

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  5. Hallo lieve Mariette, das war wirklich ein sehr interessanter Bericht, bei dem ich mehrmals Gänsehaut bekommen habe!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Alles Liebe, Traude

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  6. Liebe Mariette,
    immer wieder liest man in der Presse von diesen stillen Helden des alltags.
    Vor denen ziehe ich meinen Hut.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  7. Liebe Mariette,

    du bringst immer Interessantes.
    Wir freuen uns, dich zu besuchen.

    Alles Liebe
    Angela und Elisabeth

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  8. Liebe Mariette,
    dieser Tag wird wohl der Welt immer in Erinnerung bleiben.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  9. Dearest Mariette,

    I tried leaving a comment the other day and it seemed to bounce back in my mail, so so not know if you got it.
    Thanks for sharing this touching and moving story of heroic people, who did so much to help others.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Mariette, Thanks for sharing this lttle known story. So many heros go unsung and they don't mind.
    I have been trying to email you and it keeps coming back to me..undelivered.
    I also tried to access you boutique yesterday and nothing was there and some of your links on a recent post led nowhere. Not sure is you are aware.
    Love to you.
    Ginger

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