The way we approach homeland security has drastically changed since September 11, 2001. Perhaps the most lasting and lifesaving tribute we can give to those who died on 9/11 is to better prepare our State – and therefore our nation – for the possibility of another attack, and the inevitability of the next hurricane or tornado.
Last week, I joined together with members of our Cabinet, local law enforcement and emergency personnel for one of the many homeland security training exercises we host every year. We ran through a possible scenario and discussed how we would deploy resources, disseminate information to the public and work together with local and federal partners to assess, address and mitigate the situation. These drills are one of the many ways we’re working to prepare ourselves for emergency situations and make Maryland a national leader in homeland security.
Watch this new video on our homeland security goal and share it with your friends and family.
As Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass said, “We are one, our cause is one and we must help each other if we are to succeed.” Please share this video and help us in our goal to make Maryland a national leader in homeland security.