Global War on Terrorism

Learn more about America’s modern conflicts. How has the world changed since the attacks on 9/11/2001, and what has happened in Iraq and Afghanistan? Use the films and resources below to learn more about the Global War on Terrorism, from the perspectives of Virginians who participated.

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Documentary Films

A New Century, A New War

A New Century, A New War presents the memories and emotions surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Global War on Terror as experienced by Virginian veterans and family members.

Resource packet for A New Century, A New War coming soon.

Virginians at War: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2004

Hear firsthand accounts of Virginians discussing the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the start of the War on Terror. This film covers the invasion of Iraq and the shifting perception of the war over time, as well as the day-to-day experience of American soldiers in the Middle East.


Resources and Activities

The Freedom Flag

Learn more about the Freedom Flag, an Official Flag of Remembrance for September 11, 2001 on the Freedom Flag Foundation’s website: