16th Anniversary Commemoration and National Security Forum Colorado Remembers 9/11

Hosted By Governor John Hickenlooper & Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Featured Speakers John Brennan and Bret Stephens

September 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM
University of Denver – Newman Center – Gates Concert Hall

Presenting Sponsors:
Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), The Denver Post and University of Denver

Featured Speakers

John Brennan
CIA Director (2013-2017)

John Brennan served as director of the CIA from 2013 to 2017 and has more than 35 years of intelligence agency experience. Prior to becoming director, Brennan served at the White House for four years as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. During that time, he advised the president on counterterrorism strategy and helped coordinate the U.S. government’s approach to homeland security.

Bret Stephens
Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist

Bret Stephens joined the The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in April 2017. Previously, he was the deputy editorial-page editor and foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Stephens has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the author of "America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder."

16th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony


The ceremony will include the posting of the colors by the Colorado National Guard Honor Guard, remarks by the Governor and Mayor, and the presentation of military honors to include a salute, Taps and bell ceremony.


A special playing of Taps will honor all of the men and women who have given their lives in service.


Four chimes of a bell will commemorate the lives lost in each of the four attacks on 9/11.

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