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Special 9/11 Message from the Secretary

Posted by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since terrorists attacked our country on September 11, 2001. As we honor the heroes of that day, and commemorate those who perished, I want to pay special tribute to our DOT colleagues who played such a critical role in safeguarding our national airspace, roads, bridges, tunnels and other forms of transportation on that day. Their magnificent efforts continue to inspire gratitude and pride. This year I once again have the honor of attending the special 9/11 ceremony at the Pentagon at which the President and the First Lady also participated. Thank you for joining me in remembering the heroes of 9/11, as well as the innocents who perished and their loved ones. They will never be forgotten!