By Andy Alcock
September 11, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
A ceremony was held at the old Florida Capitol to remember the four Americans killed.
They include Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Stevens' teacher at the National War College said the last time he saw the ambassador was last April.
Ryman Shoaf said Stevens returned to the war college to talk about establishing an embassy in Libya after the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
"The thought of sacrifice takes on a different meaning when you know the individual personally," said Shoaf. "And the reason we are here today is to remind ourselves that when Americans, no matter who they are, lose their lives for our country, it does make a difference," he said.
The circumstances of the attack have proven to be controversial.
Congressman Steve Southerland said today, "the families deserve the truth, not a year's worth of stonewalling."