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Message from the Director: Independence Day

Statement to the Workforce from D/CIA Brennan on Independence Day

July 3, 2014


The senior leadership team and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a restful Independence Day weekend with family and friends. If you are on duty during the holiday, we appreciate your dedication and are grateful for all your hard work. For those of you who are serving overseas, particularly those on unaccompanied tours, our thoughts are with you as you carry out the vital mission of this Agency. We want every member of our workforce to pass along our thanks to your families and loved ones for their sacrifice and support.

On Friday, we will celebrate not only our Nation’s birthday, but its simple yet powerful founding principles of liberty, self-government, and the rule of law. Please take a moment on the Fourth to reflect on the great traditions of this country, and remember those who have fallen in its defense. Remember that we as CIA officers have a solemn responsibility to defend this Nation, and to be mindful of our obligation to earn and maintain the trust of the citizens we serve.

We at CIA are proud to help safeguard this great country at home and abroad, as well as advance its principles throughout the world. Thank you for your service, and I hope that you will all have a wonderful Fourth of July.


Posted: Jul 03, 2014 11:25 AM
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2014 11:25 AM