September 9, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 129 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
IN MEMORY OF THE HEROES OF BENGHAZI: NAVY SEAL CHRIS DOHERTY, DIPLOMAT SEAN SMITH, AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, AND NAVY SEAL TYRONE WOODS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 129
(Extensions of Remarks - September 09, 2015)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E1240-E1241] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN MEMORY OF THE HEROES OF BENGHAZI: NAVY SEAL CHRIS DOHERTY, DIPLOMAT SEAN SMITH, AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, AND NAVY SEAL TYRONE WOODS ______ HON. PETE SESSIONS of texas in the house of representatives Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor and in memory of the four American Heroes who died in the Benghazi Terrorist Attack three years ago on 9/11 in service to our country. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Diplomat Sean Smith, Former Navy Seals Chris Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Their courage and service to our Nation will always be remembered. On this third anniversary our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families. I submit this poem penned in their honor by Albert Carey Caswell. Out of the Woods, and into the light Those brave hearts who evil must fight Those ones who served their country tis of thee so magnificently, [[Page E1241]] all on that most heroic of all nights Who stood strong, who stood long, ever so bright To see heaven's light Out of the Woods, and into the light The ones who chose to be in harm's way, standing up for what is right Indeed, it is but a special breed. who in the name of public service who will intercede and so fight Whether, an Ambassador, a Diplomat, or Brothers In Arms, who together chose to unite STAND DOWN HELL NO Against all odds as into that darkness they'd go Leave no brother behind was how they all lived and so died As their Mothers cried, with tears in their eyes As Heaven them chose, they'd rise In the moment of truth, only the bravest of all hearts so choose to fight While, against all odds, these heroes acted like gods bringing their light All in their creed, showing us what we all need to make this world right Courage and Faith, and unending Conviction to make it a far better place Because minutes are all that we have To make a difference, all in that fight of Good versus Bad It's better to live for something noble, than die for nothing at all As they went into the darkest of Woods, with Strength In Honor one and all Rest Rest, our four American Sons, your battle's over now, it's done, you're out of the Woods and into the light For Heaven holds a place, for all of those men and women of such splendid faith Who to this our world bring their most selfless light Amen ____________________