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CBP Officers in Sault Ste Marie Remember 9/11

Release Date: 
September 13, 2010

Sault Ste Marie, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations honored the heroes and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks today with a moment of silence.

Variable Message Signs at Sault Sainte Marie POE commemorate the events of 9/11.

Variable Message Signs at Sault Sainte Marie POE commemorate the events of 9/11.

Photo Credit:CBPO Marie Linhart, Sault Sainte Marie POE

"We mark this anniversary by remembering the innocent men, women, and children, from over 90 nations, as well as the brave firefighters, police officers, and ordinary citizens who were victims of the attack. None of us will ever forget the horror, the anger, or the pain of that day. U.S. Customs employees in New York who worked at 6 World Trade Center Building were at the heart of the attacks. While all our employees escaped the building before it was destroyed when the twin towers fell, our lives like all other Americans, changed forever," said Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin

At 9:05 am the officers stopped their duties and faced the American flag while the electronic signage overhead was changed to recognize United Flight 93, The Pentagon, and World Trade Center Towers One and Two.

"A moment to remember, to reflect, to reinforce why our mission is so important. It is truly humbling to be able to do this and to be able to help protect the United States as a part of America's front line," said Port Director Devin Chamberlain.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017