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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

War on Terrorism

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. War on Terrorism Marker
Inscription.

The paradox of power is that a weaker nation will seek help from a stronger nation to resolve a problem, then hate the stronger nation because the weaker nation could not solve the problem themselves.

Though it was not realized at the time, America's war on terrorism began in 1983 when Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon were bombed, killing 266 and wounding 169. Other acts of terrorism occurred over the next two decades. Most notable of these were the atrocity in Somalia, the tragedy at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and the attack on the USS Cole. However, America was unprepared for the acts of terrorism on September 11, 2001, when hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands. Amidst their shock and sorrow, Americans also found strength and unity. The Bush administration quickly began a massive investigation into the attack, and the President vowed not only to hunt down the culprits, but also to eradicate all forms of terrorism. "The battle will take time and resolve," Bush declared, "but make no mistake about it: we will win." The battle continues.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ 

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
N, 94° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cold War (here, next to this marker); Korea (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War (here, next to this marker); The War in Afghanistan (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (here, next to this marker); Victory in the Pacific (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Operation Restore Hope/Battle of Mogadishu, 1993. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ambush in Mogadishu on Frontline. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. USS Cole History. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 9/11 Attacks. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. National 9/11 Memorial. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
. (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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