Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.1801
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Flier for a peace rally at Union Square on October 7, 2001, organized by "NY Not in Our Name," a group dedicated to the anti-war movement.
Less than a month after 9/11, the United States initiated a military campaign in Afghanistan. Called Operation Enduring Freedom, this action was waged against al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the Islamist group that ruled Afghanistan and provided safe haven to terrorists. Many young Americans were inspired to enlist in this “War on Terror” in response to the 9/11 attacks while others were strongly opposed and protested against it.