Wednesday is September 11, Patriots Day, a day we remember those who died on that fateful day in 2001 when terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City as well as the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Clearly, there were also many heroes that day, from the passengers on Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, who tried to commandeer that airplane and chose to fly that airplane into the ground rather than have it strike its intended target. To the first responders who bravely entered those buildings without regard for their own safety. There were survivors, who have their own horrifying memories of that day and those nearby who saw the planes crash into the towers, saw people jumping from the buildings, and saw the buildings collapse.
We also want to remember the four men who died on September 11, 2012 in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. There are still many unanswered questions regarding what really happened and why. Why there was no response to their calls for assistance? Why were calls to increase the security of the consulate denied and even decreased? We have still not heard from those stationed in Benghazi. Wonder why?
Please take a moment tomorrow to reflect and remember.