U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following statement in observance of the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks:
"Twelve years ago today, the horrific acts that unfolded in New York and Washington renewed the resolve of a country that has never shied away in the face of adversity. We saw the best of America in the selfless courage of firefighters, police, and the passengers of United Flight 93. We still see it in the troops fighting for our freedoms today.
"We honor those we have lost, and our prayers go out to their loved ones, who continue to bear the deepest pain of that fateful day.
"We also turn our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last year.
"Governor Phil Bryant has declared today a voluntary day of service and remembrance. I call on all Mississippians and Americans to come together to honor our many brave heroes."