Friday, April 26, 2013

The rescuers of Dhaka

The Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh that collapsed was eight-stories high & the rubble is tons of steel, glass, & cement. Yet hundreds of volunteers rushed to the grim task of rescuing those buried under all that--risking their own lives. There are dozens of photos of rescuers (not wearing any official uniforms) scouring under cement slabs that may not yet be settled, using fabric or tying clothing together to lower survivors & the bodies of the deceased.

Our fullest respect to these rescuers & our gratitude because they show what magnificence the human spirit is capable of achieving in the worst of times & the best of times.

(Photo of rescue workers from

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