U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Laredo Port of Entry held their annual 9/11 memorial ceremony to pay tribute to the victims and honor the survivors of the terroristic attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
The ceremony took place at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in the early hours of September 11, 2020. Local, state and county law enforcement partners and first responders gathered to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the fateful events that occurred that day in our country.
“Marking this important anniversary, the Laredo Port of Entry honored the lives of the thousands of men, women and children that were lost amidst the terroristic attacks that changed America forever and led to the founding of our agency,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.
The Laredo Port of Entry Honor Guard presented the colors, raised the American flag to full staff and then lowered the flag to half-staff to honor the lives lost on 9/11. A bugler intoned Taps and CBP Officers Dominique Underwood and Marlon Marshall sang “Amazing Grace.” A moment of radio silence was observed to honor the 9/11 victims and an Air and Marine Operations, Laredo Air Branch helicopter conducted a flyover to close out the event.
In attendance were management representatives from CBP’s Laredo Field Office, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Consul General, Transportation Security Administration, Webb County Sheriff’s Office and Laredo Fire Department.
The Laredo Port of Entry would like to express its gratitude to all of the men and woman of law enforcement and other first responders who made today’s service possible.