What moves me so much about this are the ordinary heroes. The determination to act is what sets heroes apart from the rest of us; we all have the capacity to to help others, and to make a difference. They are the ones who choose to do it.
“No training. This was just people doing what they had to do that day.”
“You forget all about what you’re supposed to do, what they teach you in school, and you say, ‘You know what? Morally, this is the right way to go, and deep down, this is what I’m going to do.’”
“Average people. They stepped up when they needed to. They showed me, when American people need to come together and pull together, they will do it.”
“I have one theory in life. I never want to say “I should have.” If I do it, and I fail, then I tried. If I do it and I succeed, better for me. And I tell my children the same thing: never go through life saying you should have. If you want to do something, do it.”
The largest sea evacuation in history, with no planning, no preparation, conducted by ordinary people in record time.