Governor Ridge Celebrates Founding and 15th Anniversary of DHS
“Proud to revisit the founding and mission of DHS today with Secretary Nielsen and so many important leaders who keep the Homeland Secure.” – Tom Ridge
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Hosts DHS 15th Anniversary Event
Formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security, of which U.S. Customs and Border Protection is a part, celebrated its 15th anniversary today at a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
The event marked the beginning of DHS and also the integration of organizations that made CBP the nation’s unified border security agency, with a priority toward denying terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States.