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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Congressman Russell Reflects Upon Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 9, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered the following statement to reflect upon the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

Every American alive had their life changed forever 15 years ago. For me, before the year was out, I deployed on Operation Enduring Freedom. September 11th is seared in our memories just as Pearl Harbor was nearly 75 years ago. As we reflect on the civilians, first-responders and warriors lost, let us never lose sight of why they sacrificed. Let us use the time we have to stand with resolve on the common ground we share and always remember that our freedoms come with a price. May we never become a nation that is unwilling to bear the burdens of protecting each other and defending our American way of life.”