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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Virginia Congressman Reflects on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the 16th anniversary of the deadly attacks that left thousands dead in the single most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.

Considering today’s significance, Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett offered his respects to the victims and heroes of this day by saying:

“Sixteen years ago, America was tested unlike any time in our nation’s history as we saw firsthand the embodiment of pure evil. As we reflect on the anniversary of September 11, we must remember how our country came together to overcome this tragedy.”

Garrett went on to say, “Today, we are experiencing yet another catastrophe in Florida and Texas that reminds us that the color of our skin or the affiliation of our political parties is not what defines us as Americans, but rather our ability to come together in the darkest of times to prevail as one.”

Garrett is a freshman member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.