The world changed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, two into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City and a third into the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Our nation watched in horror as nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. The images of that day will be ingrained in our minds forever.
But out of the darkness grew a fiery patriotism. That fateful day inspired thousands of brave men and women to enlist in our all-volunteer armed services, who would ultimately deploy to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began its mission on Sept. 11. Just as Chris, Bill, Robert, and Jamel did, tens of thousands of service members who joined the military on or after 9/11 have received support from WWP through its free programs and services. WWP has connected them to their peers and communities, served them through our programs, and most importantly, empowered them not only to survive but thrive in life.
Today, WWP remembers the fallen who paid the ultimate price for this nation – both from the events of Sept. 11 and from the wars that followed.