Panetta Visits 9/11 Sites to Mark Anniversary

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A V-22 Osprey takes off from the Pentagon en route to New York, where Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta was scheduled to visit the 9/11 Memorial site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta steps off a V-22 Osprey as he arrives in New York to meet with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits the construction zone beneath the ground zero site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes the hand of a construction worker during his visit to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center construction sites in New York, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • One World Trade Center looms in the background during Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's visit to the 9/11 Memorial and ground zero sites with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits the 9/11 Memorial site at ground zero in New York with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, visits the 9/11 Memorial site at ground zero with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta reads the names etched into the 9-11 Memorial site during his visit to ground zero with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg visit the site of the "survivor tree," which was pulled from the devastation at the World Trade Center and replanted at the 9/11 Memorial site at ground zero, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta looks at the construction progress of One World Trade Center during his visit to the 9/11 Memorial site at ground zero with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • During a meeting with joint service members, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes the hand of Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr., a combat controller who was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in Afghanistan, following a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center sites in New York, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Broadcast journalist Charlie Rose interviews Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta after his visit to the 9/11 Memorial site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Broadcast journalist Charlie Rose interviews Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta after his visit to the 9/11 Memorial site in New York, Sept. 6, 2011. Panetta discussed a variety of defense issues. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • From a nearby building, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, observes the 9/11 Memorial site and construction zone at One World Trade Center in New York with members of Helmets to Hardhats, a program that supports veterans transitioning to jobs in the construction industry, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • From a nearby building, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, observes the construction of One World Trade Center with members of Helmets to Hardhats, a program that supports veterans transitioning to jobs in the construction industry, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has lunch with members of Helmets to Hardhats, a program that supports veterans transitioning to jobs in the construction industry, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with his Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash and Jeh Johnson, Defense Department general counsel, during his visit to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center sites in New York, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with reporters following his visit to the 9/11 Memorial site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, talks to reporters following his visit to the 9/11 Memorial site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observes a model of the new World Trade Center complex under construction in New York, Sept. 6, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey