Americans in Wartime Experience

Ray Colgan


Ray Colgan, while employed as a police officer with the Prince William County Police was on duty the morning of September 11th, 2001.  In this interview, Mr. Colgan tells the story of that fateful morning from the perspective of a law enforcement officer working for a jurisdiction in Northern Virginia less than 30 minutes from the Pentagon.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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