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

The War in Afghanistan

 
 
The War in Afghanistan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. The War in Afghanistan Marker
Inscription.

The devastating September 11, 2001, attacks on American soil rattled the nation's morale as it became clear the Al Qaeda terrorists sought nothing less than the destruction of the United States of America.

Leaders of Al Qaeda had taken refuge in landlocked Afghanistan, controlled by Islamic fundamentalists called the Taliban. When the Taliban refused to hand over leaders of Al Qaeda, the United States launched attacks against the Taliban and Al Qaeda forces, and began to provide financial aid to opposition groups in late 2001. Working with anti-Taliban insurgents, United States and allied forces killed or captured many Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters and drove the Taliban from power throughout the country. Al Qaeda leaders were able to escape into the remove snowy mountains of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region where the search continues, though many have been captured or killed. NATO Forces have been introduced into the country to assume various duties, and a President has been elected.

"Retribution Continues..." [map]
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ N, 94° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
, 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); War on Terrorism (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. Operation Enduring Freedom Fact Sheet. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lessons from Operation Enduring Freedom (RAND). (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Operation Enduring Freedom: A look back in photos. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Obama, Hagel Mark End of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Submitted on January 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Afghanistan
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
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 171 times since then and 21 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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