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Message from the Director: Honoring the Victims of 9/11

Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Hayden on Honoring the Victims of 9/11

September 10, 2008

Tomorrow, we mark the seventh anniversary of one of our nation’s most difficult days. To see America under attack, as it was then, is something none of us can ever forget. In an office here at CIA Headquarters, in a unit crucial to the fight against terrorism, a prominent sign still reads: “Today’s date is September 12th, 2001.” That stark, simple reminder speaks to the spirit of determination that defines our Agency. There can be no finer way to honor the victims of 9/11 than to continue working with that full dedication to protect our country and uphold its values of freedom and decency in the world.

Mike Hayden

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Posted: Sep 10, 2008 10:33 AM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2009 11:19 AM