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VIDEO: Governor Asa Hutchinson Remembers 9/11 on 15th Anniversary

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following videos and statement remembering September 11, 2001 and reflecting on that day 15 years after the attacks.

At the time of the 9/11 attacks, Governor Asa Hutchinson served as the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the weeks following September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush, in response to the attacks, announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security and later appointed Governor Hutchinson as the first Undersecretary of Homeland Security.

Governor Hutchinson previously released the following statement on Saturday morning upon ordering the Arkansas flag to fly at half-staff as a mark a respect for the victims:

“It’s hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that tragic September morning. We lost thousands of innocent Americans that day – many of whom were first responders who bravely and selflessly rushed into harm’s way to aid people they’d never met. Those lost will never be forgotten but neither will the determined spirit our country displayed in the days following the attacks. Acts of terror meant to break us failed. Our resolve was clear.

“The country changed forever on September 11, 2001. We faced the greatest degree of adversity in my lifetime and never wavered. Instead, we stood together as one nation with one message for the rest of the world: Terror will never win.

“May we never forget.” 

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