Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2008.98.398
Dimensions: 4 in X 3 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Robert Domingo - FDNY
Commemorative patch resembling the FDNY patch design with city skyline and fire symbol. The patch is primarily brown and white with brown threaded trim and white embroidered text: "Operation Iraqi Freedom | Fire Department | City of | New York."
To prevent future attacks after 9/11, the U.S. government initiated a Global War on Terror, sending troops to Afghanistan and later to Iraq. One of the objectives was to undermine terrorism by enabling open, democratic elections in countries governed by repressive regimes. Many Americans joined the military to defeat supporters of terrorism.