WASHINGTON D.C. -

Congressman Steve Daines today released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and last year’s attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya:

“Today, I join all Montanans in remembering and honoring those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Twelve years later, may we continue to honor the memories of our fallen Americans, the hearts of their loved ones left behind and the courage that was shown on this tragic day. We also recognize the heroism of the firemen, first responders and bystanders who risked everything for those in harm’s way and honor our military men and women across the globe that have stood vigilant since that fateful day and continuously fight to ensure our nation’s security. These men and women show the strength and perseverance of this nation, which remains unshaken in the face of the challenges and loss that have come our way. We are united, we are Americans, and we will never forget September 11.

“We also honor the memory of the four Americans lost in last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.  As we continue to seek answers about these attacks and justice for the perpetrators, we are reminded of the persistent threat of terrorism that still exists today. May we always remember Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and honor all Americans who lost their lives in service to our country and in protection of our freedom.”