New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
America's Response Monument
“De Oppresso Liber”
—(Liberate The Oppressed) —
Within hours of the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, America’s Special Operations Forces were called to action, formulating an unconventional warfare response to the acts of terror inflicted on our country. Not since the patriots’ actions of Concord and Lexington in our Revolution has first priority been given to such an unconventional approach. The force’s choice, eventually known as Task Force Dagger, was a multiservice, inter-agency task force built primarily around the Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group. Key to the Task Force’s success was a partnership formed between Army Special Operations, The Central Intelligence Agency, Air Force Special Operations and other inter-agency elements. Task Force Dagger was an unprecedented combination of our nation’s finest uniformed and civilian professionals brought together to accomplish their designed mission: destroy the Taliban regime and deny Afghanistan as a sanctuary for Al Qaeda. On the night of October 19, 2001, braving severe weather conditions and a ruthless enemy, the “A” teams of the 5th Special Forces Group began infiltrating throughout Afghanistan. Helicopter infiltration and fire support was provided by the world’s finest helicopter aviators, the “Nightstalkers” of the Army’s 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment. Operating together
Strength And Honor
Location. 40° 42.635′ N, 74° 0.852′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Liberty Street near West Street. Touch for map. The monument is in the elevated Liberty Park, alongside the 9/11 memorial site. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971 (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Street Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Anne Frank Tree (about 400 feet away); James Joyce Pub Award (about 800 feet away); Berlin Wall segment (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Stock Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named American Stock Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Reverend Dr. Robert Ray Parks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • War, Afghanistan •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Last updated on February 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.