A LETTER FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
I send greetings to those observing National Public Safety Telecommunications week.
From the morning of September 11, 2001, to today, our Nation has been engaged in an unprecedented effort to defend freedom, our security, and way of life. Every level of our government has taken steps to be better prepared against a terrorist attack. We are enhancing security at airports, power plants, border crossings, and seaports. We have deployed detections equipment to look for weapons of mass destruction and supplied law enforcement with better tools to detect and disrupt terrorist cells. In addition, on November 25, 2002, I was pleased to take the next critical step in defending our country by signing legislation to create the Department of Homeland Security. This new department will focus the resources of the United States Government on the safety of the American People.
During this time of great consequence, the skilled men and woman who operate our emergency telecommunication networks play a vital role in protecting citizens and communities. Americans take comfort in knowing you are available to help coordinate the first response to individuals in distress, and I commend you for providing life-saving assistance to those in need. Your important work helps show the resolve of this great Nation and demonstrates that our efforts to defend our country are united and comprehensive.
Laura joins me in sending best wishes
Signed: George Bush
President of United States of America