Andrew Bundermann at Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan, 2009)
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Share Your Story: Share your own experience from Sept 11 and/or the resulting Global War on Terror
Short Videos: Monthly online discussions & interviews of Minnesotans with remarkable stories
In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Minnesota Military Museum launched a sweeping, statewide initiative to gather Minnesota stories - from service members & civilians - about America’s longest war. Minnesotans found themselves on the frontline in 2001. The resulting 20-year Global War on Terror has been increasingly fought by the citizen-soldiers of the Reserves and National Guard. Thousands of servicemen and servicewomen from the state have been deployed overseas; placing tremendous strain on their families.
Whole units often enjoyed deployment ceremonies and homecomings but unique to the Post 9/11 experience has been the service of individuals (termed individual augmentees). Drawn from active duty, guard, and reserves, the experience of these sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines has been more solitary.
Here at home, many Minnesota companies and communities sought to support our troops beyond yellow ribbons.
The time to preserve these records and reflect on this era is now. In partnership with the Museum, the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs has established the 9/11 and Global War on Terrorism Remembrance Task Force.
We invite you to share your story here. In doing so, your story will become part of the permanent collection of the Minnesota Military Museum and Library. Select stories will be posted online.
Our Post-9/11 Project components include:
• Documentary film
• Published history
• Speakers Bureau
• Monthly online programs
• Share Your Story website