Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
This is a special cause to my family and I as my husband is currently deployed with a detachment under the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign. Though my family has been blessed to not have him deployed earlier, he has been serving for the last five years with men and women who have participated in many of the operations. We both know individuals who have been affected both mentally or physically during their times at war.