Allen Dulles, the fifth and longest-serving Director of Central Intelligence, took a personal interest in the construction of the Original Headquarters Building (OHB). He was the son of a Presbyterian minister and insisted that a Biblical quotation be fixed in stone in the OHB Lobby. The verse – “And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free” – John 8:32 – now stands as the Agency motto. At the dedication ceremony for OHB, Dulles included this quotation in his speech. – Source CIA website
There are 117 stars carved on the wall behind President Trump, each representing an intelligence officer that had been killed in service. There are no names due to the secrecy of their work.
President Trump stood in front of that wall and delivered some remarks. He did not pay homage to the fallen, he did not explain the importance of their mission. He complained about the press .
“As you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth,” – President Donald J Trump
I’ve been chided for not “getting over it” when he was elected. I was even accused of not being patriotic for blindly pledging allegiance to our new president. However he works for the American people and lives in our house. He needs to act with dignity and class and so far he is showing neither.