September 11, 2001—the day our Nation stood still. The day that seemed as if it would never pass. The day that started the longest war in our country’s history. While families of the 2,996 lost that day grieved for their loved ones, families of those serving grieved for what they knew loomed around the corner.
More than 6,800 service members have paid the ultimate price in the 4,749 days since September 11, 2001.
What our Nation remembers as a day in history, military families continue to live every day.