If not for the attacks on the World Trade Center, Operation Enduring Freedom would have never occurred. Many say that the attack on American soil was the first act in the War in Afghanistan. On the day of the attacks, many members of the National Guard were involved in rescue and cleanup in the days following. After the attacks, many brave men and women voluntarily signed up for active duty in the United States armed forces. This site is where the start of the war occurred.
I say this every year:
It’s damned important that we remember not just the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the one thwarted by brave people over a field in Shanksville, Pa., but resolve that it never happens again.
September 11th Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center - Clio
President Obama, President Bush, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein and Port Authority officials gathered with those who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center site to mark both the 10 year Anniversary and for the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.