All too often when we approach the subject of history, the topic of study is events of long, long ago, a recurring topic being war. War has found its place on foreign soil more often than on the shores of America. The American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the War of 1812 were all fought on American soil. World War II, the Mexican-American War and The French and Indian War both took place on areas that would eventually be part of the United States.
Then came a different kind of war: the war on terrorism. One of the most horrific events on American soil took place on September 11, 2001 becoming one of America's darkest days. Nineteen (19) militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. The images of that day are implanted in our hearts and minds.
This Day in History: May 2, 2011
Not long after the 9/11 attacks, America's President at the time, George W. Bush, declared Osama bin Laden, who was born into a wealthy family in Saudi Arabia in 1957 and used his multi-million-dollar inheritance to help establish al Qaeda and fund its activities, would be captured dead or alive. A vow was made, a promise was kept but it took nearly 10 years during the presidency of Barack Obama for that accomplishment to be met.
On this day in 2011, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, is killed by U.S. forces during a raid on his compound hideout in Pakistan. The notorious, 54-year-old leader of Al Qaeda, the terrorist network of Islamic extremists, had been the target of a nearly decade-long international manhunt. [Source: History.com] Read more HERE...
Osama bin Laden DEAD!
March 10, 1957 - May 2, 2011
God Bless America!