Nineteen years ago, our world and our country changed forever when a group of terrorists killed and injured thousands of American citizens in what would become the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. The attacks of September 11, 2001 not only left us mourning those we lost, but also led us to question our sense of national security.
DHS recognizes that first responders at the Federal, State and local level are on the front lines of providing support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer David J. Glawe traveled to Jerusalem for the U.S. Embassy 9/11 ceremony on September 11, 2019 where he provided closing remarks. The U.S. Embassy, the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and the Jewish National Fund USA hosted the ceremony at the KKL-JNF 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem.
Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at two ceremonies in New York City today, then returned to Washington, D.C. where he hosted a ceremony at DHS headquarters.
WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to New York, N.Y. to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks with current and former federal, state, and local leaders and law enforcement officials.
Seventeen years ago, America was violently attacked by terrorists, forever altering our nation’s history. We will never forget the nearly 3,000 souls who perished on that fateful day. And in the years since, we have continued to honor their memory by resolving to dismantle and destroy terrorist organizations, wherever they may hide, so that no family—and no nation—has to again suffer what so many experienced on September 11th, 2001.
Sixteen years ago today, Americans were reminded that threats to our values and our way of life still exist in this world. Nearly 3,000 lives were taken from us during those horrific terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. Today, we remember the victims and honor the first responders who so bravely gave their lives in the service of others.
DHS and its many partners across the federal government, public and private sectors, and communities across the country and around the world have worked since 9/11 to build a new homeland security enterprise. Below we've laid out some of the concrete measures that have been put in place since 9/11.