Rumsfeld Presents Granger with Global War on Terrorism Coin - September 10, 2004
|September 10, 2004|
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R – Fort Worth) received the first Global War on Terrorism Coin by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at a breakfast meeting and press conference Friday morning to mark the third anniversary of September 11, 2001.
Nine Members of Congress assembled to talk about progress in the Global War on Terrorism and what challenges lay ahead. Additionally, they discussed how the military’s infrastructure and weapons systems are transforming so the United States continues to rise and meet the challenges of war in the twenty-first century.
Congresswoman Granger attended a similar breakfast meeting with Secretary Rumsfeld on September 11, 2001, just before the third airplane piloted by terrorists hit the Pentagon. Rumsfeld called that meeting to discuss new and evolving threats around the world and why transformation of our military forces was needed.
Today’s meeting brought together those who were present that day, and Secretary Rumsfeld presented them with the first Global War on Terrorism coins.
The massive medallion-like gold Global War on Terrorism coin was presented to Congresswoman Granger in a solid oak casing with a gold plaque inscription from the Secretary.
Secretary Rumsfeld created the coin to recognize Members of Congress for their leadership in the Global War on Terrorism and unwavering support for our men and women in uniform.
"We are safer today than we were on September 11, 2001. We have declared a global war on terror and showed the courage to fight that war and not stand down," said Granger in this morning’s press conference. "We’re fighting that war over there so we don’t fight it here.
"The War on Terror is a war we must win, and September 11, 2001, is a day we must not forget," Granger told the press conference attendees.
Granger is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Military Construction. She also serves on the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.
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