Remarks by Secretary Tom Ridge at the Announcement of the Ready Campaign [February 19, 2003] [open pdf - 30KB]
This transcript includes the February 19, 2003 remarks of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge in which he announces the launch of the READY campaign to build a more prepared nation. "So today, we launch the Ready Campaign. Its goal: To build a more prepared nation, one individual, one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time. We're launching this initiative through a multi-year, multimedia information and public service advertising campaign, donated by several private sector partners, reaching every single citizen in our great country. Our message is this: We cannot always predict an attack; we can always prepare."
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