New York FBI:
Monica McLean, 212-384-2715
James Margolin, 212-384-2720
Luke Sacks, 646-381-5282
Manager of Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FBI NEW YORK HONORED BY THE INTREPID
On April 17, 2009, the FBI’s New York Office will be honored with a ceremonial plaque to be displayed in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum memorializing the importance of the Intrepid to the FBI post- 9/11/2001. Immediately after the tragic events at the World Trade Center, the Intrepid offered itself as the FBI’s New York Office Command Post for the Counterterrorism Division and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Over the next four months, the FBI and JTTF worked from the Intrepid.
The ceremony will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at 11:00 am. Intrepid Museum President Bill White and FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., will provide brief remarks.
In honor of the service and dedication provided to New York City by the FBI and the Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies that constitute the JTTF, the museum has designated Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19, 2009, Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend.
One of the world's largest maritime museums, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is housed aboard the 900-foot-long ESSEX class aircraft carrier Intrepid, which saw service during World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. It also served as a prime recovery vessel for NASA during the Mercury and Gemini space programs before it was retired in 1974. Listed in the National Park Service’s National Historic Landmark register, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was opened as a symbol of peace and education in August 1982. The Intrepid underwent extensive renovations beginning in 2006 and returned to its home at Pier 86 in October 2008. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
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