Defense Secretary Austin Recalls Heroism of Pentagon Employees on 9/11


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, to honor and remember the victims of the September 11th terror attack. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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The nation’s first Black Secretary of Defense, four-star General Lloyd Austin spoke out during a ceremony in Washington about the courage and heroism of those who worked at the Pentagon during the September 11 terror attacks:

“A day of monumental courage and compassion. A day when people responded to evil and fanaticism with goodness and generosity. A day that called forth the heroism that dwells in the hearts of Americans across this land. Many of those acts of bravery happened right here, where we’re standing. Our colleagues at the Pentagon risked their own safety to rescue their teammates. They moved rubble with their bare hands. They cleaned wounds with bottled. They used damp t-shirts as face masks to shield against the smoke.”

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