Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"Almost 3,000 people did not return to their families on September 11, and one year ago, Osama bin Laden's terrible crime caught up to him on May Day. This marked a new season for people in America, and worldwide, who believe in freedom and denounce terrorism. I applaud President Obama and our men and women in uniform, and our entire intelligence community, for finally ending this monster's reign of terror. They deserve all of the gratitude our country can offer.
"But others are seeking to carry out bin Laden's objective to destroy our country, and we must remain vigilant as we maintain our security and defend our homeland. However, on this day, I can safely say that the world is a better place without this man a part of it."