Daily Archives: March 1, 2011

Age of Heroism: 4


The age of heroism:

Averie was shy, then started to tell her story, in the matter-of-fact manner of a girl who turns 5 next month: “I wanted to, need to help. My mama was cold and my brother was crying and nobody knows.”Jamie, Averie and Abel Carrion had to keep moving. Their plane was leaving in a few hours, and they hadn’t even thought about packing.Jean Zenk waved goodbye, then sat down in the same seat where she’d swaddled Averie Carrion a few nights before.”We always hear about the bad things in the world, so it’s nice to hear something with a happy ending,” Zenk said. “She had a guardian angel over her that night.

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The GodFather: “Speak Softly Love” Great Ellie Island Immigration Scene

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Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the site of the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954. The island was greatly expanded with landfill between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. It became part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and since 1990, hosts a museum of immigration run by the National Park Service. A 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found most of the island to be part of New Jersey. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island)

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