Washington, D.C.--Twelve years ago today, America found itself under attack, and our country was changed forever. The September 11th attacks were acts of unspeakable evil intended to tear our country apart, but those who sought to destroy us actually brought our nation together.
As a result of the first responders and volunteers’ heroism, many got to live another day. There are countless stories of the selfless bravery that occurred on 9/11. In the face of attack, we pulled through with a remarkable spirit of unity and compassion that swept through our country.
One year ago today there was another 9/11 attack on American soil. Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi; four Americans, including our Ambassador Chris Stephens, were murdered. On that day we were reminded that Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the war on terror is not over. The American people and families of the Benghazi victims still await action from the Administration on Benghazi. We know who the Benghazi killers are, but justice has still not been delivered.
As we remember the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/01 and 9/11/12, we should remember those who died, those who got to live, and those who continue to fight for our freedoms today in places all over the world in the name of liberty and freedom.