September 11 Remembrance

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  • By Acting Secretary of the Air Force Secretary Matthew Donovan, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright

To the Airmen of the United States Air Force:


            On 11 September 2001, our Nation was attacked by terrorists whose purpose was to inflict harm and incite fear.  They may have knocked us down, but we rose to confront this evil head-on.


Those who lived or served through this event will never forget where they were, what they were doing, and how they were impacted.  We will not forget the lives lost, both victims and first responders, or those Airmen who have sacrificed so much since then in defense of our nation.  For perspective, our newest Airman was born eighteen years ago on this fateful day.  We encourage you to share your story with those who follow behind you, so that we may never forget.


As we proudly serve, we are also fortunate to receive continuous gratitude from our fellow Americans for our personal sacrifices.  This should be a source of strength and resolve for each and every one of us and a sentiment for which we can be thankful.


Thank you for your service to this great country we all call home—proud to be on your team.



Matthew P. Donovan                                       David L. Goldfein

Acting Secretary of the Air Force                   General, USAF

                                                                         Chief of Staff



                                                                          Kaleth O. Wright

                                                                          Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

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