FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2023
GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON REFLECTS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 Governor Hutchinson was named our nation's first Undersecretary of Homeland Security after the attacks
SAVANNAH, Georgia — Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement today in remembrance of the attacks on September 11, 2001. At the time of the attacks, Gov. Hutchinson was serving our nation as the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency. He observed and helped coordinate our nation's response in the immediate aftermath. Subsequently, President George W. Bush tapped Gov. Hutchinson to serve as our nation's first Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Border Security.
"September 11th will forever mark a sacred moment in our nation's history. It's a day that calls for our deepest respect and reflection. The enemies of freedom aimed to shatter our spirit by striking at the heart of our national pride. Yet, in the face of adversity, America stood resilient; we raised high our flag and united in purpose. Today, however, our nation faces a different challenge: a divide that threatens our shared values and vision. We must remember that the same spirit that united us post-9/11 can bridge our differences now. The brave souls we lost 22 years ago deserve a nation that stands together, not apart. On this solemn day, let us recommit to the ideals that make America exceptional, ensuring a brighter future for all." — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican candidate for President of the United States of America