Friday, March 11, 2011

Americans Join The Rescue

Don't care much for cheap patriotism [the kind that is generally displayed by both political parties during election years], but I've always been proud to be a citizen of a nation that so quickly uses its wealth and power to come to the aid of others.

Los Angeles County USAR Team Activated For Japan Quake
[USAR stands for Urban Search and Rescue]

The LAFD personnel on this team had just returned from New Zealand.  As soon as I read the article, I wondered where the USMC was.  Here you go:

Military Gears Up to Help Japan

Above is the USS Essex, which is currently underway to Japan.