FROZEN IN TIME
On the morning of Sept. 10, the eve of the seventh anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden sent the following message to agency employees:
“Tomorrow, we mark the seventh anniversary of one of our nation’s most difficult days. To see America under attack, as it was then, is something none of us can ever forget. In an office here at CIA headquarters, in a unit crucial to the fight against terrorism, a prominent sign still reads: ‘Today’s date is September 12th, 2001.’
“That stark, simple reminder speaks to the spirit of determination that defines our agency. There can be no finer way to honor the victims of 9/11 than to continue working with that full dedication to protect our country and uphold its values of freedom and decency in the world.”
Photographer Richard Avedon surveys his work in New York City in September 1979. The Corcoran Gallery of Art will display his portraits through Jan. 25.