11 September 2018
This morning, CIA officers gathered at Headquarters to mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by observing a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Time, the exact time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
In a note to the workforce reflecting on the attacks, CIA Director Gina Haspel said, “Every year, the anniversary of 9/11 is a time for both remembrance and renewal. It’s a time to remember not only the lives we lost, but also the resilience of the American people, the strength of our values, and our determination to stand up to terrorism.”
“As much as anyone, CIA epitomized our nation’s fighting spirit following 9/11, putting boots on the ground in Afghanistan only 15 days after the attacks.”
Recently, the Agency moved a rust-colored steel column recovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center to its permanent memorial location. Learn more about the memorial here.