Washington, DC â Congressman Robert Hurt (Virginia-5) released the following statement remembering the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
"Today, as we remember the tragic loss of nearly 3,000 American lives 12 years ago on September 11, 2001, we honor these victims and heroes from that horrible day.
"On this anniversary, we as a nation grieve the loss of these innocent lives, remember the legacy of those first responders who acted heroically that horrific day, and honor our armed forces who continue to protect us today.
"We also grieve the loss of United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the innocent lives that were taken in an act of terrorism in Benghazi last year.
"We must never lose sight of the importance of a strong United States front against the threat of terrorism. Our national security must always be at the forefront of any policy we consider.
"The United States will never forget the legacy of these lost American lives, nor those whose heroic actions showed the best of America. We honor them today with a National Day of Service, and every day in our thoughts and prayers."