Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held the Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in Washington, D.C. The ceremony honored five Border Patrol agents who died in the line of duty during 2012 protecting the U.S., as well as the men and women of CBP and its legacy agencies who previously gave their lives while serving their country.
CBP’s Valor Memorial was created to honor the men and women of CBP and its legacy agencies who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The inscription on the memorial reads: “In honor of the officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and predecessor agencies who faithfully performed their duties and sacrificed their lives in protecting the borders, commerce and people of the United States of America.”
“Each year, we gather for the Valor Memorial ceremony to pay tribute to the service and the sacrifice of our CBP officers and agents killed in the line of duty,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Let us all remember that these men answered the call when their nation needed them. We will never forget the legacies of the agents.”
For more information about the Valor Memorial ceremony, and those who were honored, please visit here.