But we are not - and never will be - completely safe. The men who struck this country on September the 11th, 2001 are determined to attack us again. And they dream of even greater destruction than what we saw on that terrible day. Every day you come to work with a clear mission: To stop them from carrying out their plans. And, by anyone's standards, you have succeeded in that mission in the past and I know you will continue to succeed in that mission in the future.
I want to leave you today with a few words from our thirtieth President, Calvin Coolidge , who was famous for his economy of expression. President Coolidge once said: "Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country." FBI employees are charged with looking out for the safety of our country. You are true patriots - all of you - and you deserve to be extremely proud of the outstanding work you do on behalf of this Nation. On behalf of the President and of the American people, I thank you for your patriotism, your steadfastness, and your determination to protect our country.
Congratulations on this centennial, and enjoy the celebration today. You certainly have deserved it.
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice