“Faith teaches you how to live with courage, how to live with honor, gives you something to strive for. To me, that’s the American spirit.”
“I’ve always had that strong relationship with God. And that’s what’s gotten me through in life.”
On the evening of the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group of Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. CIA security contractors—military veterans who served with the Navy SEALS, Marine Force Recon and Army Special Forces—undertake a desperate defense of the American Ambassador and his staff within the diplomatic compound.
13 hours depicts the courage and sacrifice of the men who fought to save the lives of their fellow citizens in Benghazi against overwhelming forces. They knew they were headed into a doomed battle, but their honor and bravery committed them to protect as many lives as possible.
The film, directed by Michael Bay, stars John Krasinski, Max Martini, and Toby Stevens.
This brief video recounts what was most important to them as they headed to battle – their faith, their belief in God, and their conviction to do the right thing always – even if it meant sacrificing their lives.