Washington, D.C.-- "Fourteen years ago today, America found itself under attack, and our country was changed forever. The September 11th attacks were acts of incomprehensible 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. As people ran away from the terror that came from the skies, another group ran towards the danger. In the face of attack, a remarkable spirit of unity and compassion swept through our country and brought our nation together in the face of hate.
Three years 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. We know who the Benghazi killers are, but justice has still not been delivered and questions remain unanswered.
Today the threat of terror is greater than it has ever been. Terrorists live on almost every continent around the globe. Their mission is to kill and America is always the main target. We must be aggressive about defining and destroying the greatest threat to our national security—Radical Islamic Extremism.
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."