National Nuclear Security Administration

Remembering September 11th

September 11, 2017

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September 11, 2001, was a day we will never forget. Many innocent people lost their lives at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon in Virginia, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Rescue workers risked their lives in acts of pure heroism that day. Following the attacks, people all across our country and around the globe came to our aid. We did not shrink in the face of terror; we grew stronger and more resilient.

September 11 is now a national day of service and remembrance. It is a time to remember, reflect, and give back to our community. We will never forget those lost on September 11th or in the continuing fight against terrorists since then. On that day, we honor the emergency responders, members of the military, and national security personnel who work to keep America safe every day.

NNSA’s missions help make the world a safer place each day as well. Every NNSA employee is a part of the nuclear security enterprise and should feel proud to be working towards this important and enduring goal.

In honor of 9/11, please take a moment to remember the lives lost and the many heroes of that day. Also, consider recommitting yourself to service in your own community. There are many opportunities to help others. Visit to learn more.

Frank Klotz
“Mission First, People Always”