Friday, September 9, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
“Fifteen years after 9/11, the United States of America remains the world’s greatest beacon of liberty. On that day, the horrors of terrorism were brought to our doorstep and we were reminded our freedoms make us a target for the enemies of liberty.
“As we remember and pray for the victims of September 11 and their families, we should also take time to honor the heroic actions of countless Americans on that day. The heroes of United Flight 93 kept that plane from hitting its intended target. Thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency responders rushed to Ground Zero and other crash sites to save lives.
“Finally, let’s express our gratitude for the men and women of our armed services who risk their lives to protect the liberty of others, both here at home and abroad.”