BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Brownsville Port of Entry held its 20th Anniversary Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans International Bridge.
“It has been 20 years since our nation was attacked and we will never forget what happened on that day. We continue with our mission to secure our borders and our homeland in partnership with our fellow law enforcement and first responders,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Port of Brownsville.
The remembrance ceremony was solemn and meaningful with the participation of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and first responders.
The ceremony included the presentation of colors, a moment of silence, playing of “Taps”, a ceremonial flag, wreath laying and a flyover by the CBP Air and Marine Operations and Texas Department of Public Safety helicopters. The Brownsville Fire Department participated with their Pipes and Drums Band as well as ring of a ceremonial bell in honor of those who lost their lives on that fateful day. They also provided a ladder unit with the United States flag flying during the ceremony.
CBP employees from Brownsville Port of Entry thank all the law enforcement agencies and first responders for their participation in this remembrance ceremony and for their continued efforts to serve and protect our communities and our nation.
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