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5 Fun Facts About September 11 In North Dakota History

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1. North Dakota played a key role in the aftermath of September 11th. The Air National Guard's 119th Fighter Wing, based in Fargo, sent four F-16 fighter jets to patrol US airspace immediately following the attacks.

2. The Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota was on high alert on September 11th due to concerns over a potential threat to US nuclear sites. The base is responsible for maintaining and securing US intercontinental ballistic missiles.

3. Although there were no direct attacks on North Dakota on September 11th, several North Dakotans were affected by the attacks. A Bismarck woman who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that lost the most employees in the attacks, was among the victims.

4. North Dakotans came together to show their support and solidarity in the aftermath of September 11th. Churches held prayer services and vigils, blood drives were organized, and local businesses and individuals donated money to relief efforts.

5. September 11th had a lasting impact on North Dakota, as it did on the rest of the country. The state strengthened its emergency response capabilities and implemented new security measures at airports and other vulnerable locations. The attacks also inspired many North Dakotans to join the military or other service organizations.
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