The Omaha World-Herald reports that "for every American who lived through the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there is Before, and there is After."
"But for those with military ties, including thousands of people from Nebraska and Iowa, 9/11 was more than just memorable. It set them on a course that changed their lives forever."
"Their lives would become intertwined with the conflicts launched in Afghanistan and Iraq over the next two years as part of what became the Global War on Terrorism. Fifteen years later, that global war continues."