U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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DHS Marks 20th Anniversary Honoring the Department’s Workforce
WASHINGTON – Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. joined Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and hundreds of DHS employees in holding a special ceremony at the DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths Campus in Washington, DC to honor the workforce and to recognize the approximately 32,000 plank holders who joined DHS on its first day and continue to serve today. The ceremony, which marked the 20th anniversary of the Department’s creation, included special remarks by President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, and recorded messages from former President George W. Bush and former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge.