MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The memorial service held at the Unity Memorial in Myrtle Beach honored those who were killed in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and those who attended the event say they were truly moved.
"I hope the people who attended came away with a greater remembrance and a rededication to keeping those individuals in their minds," said attendee Charles Shively.
Shively proudly wore a NYPD shirt given to him to his efforts after the terrorist attacks.
The memorial service consisted of singing, praying, and moving moments of silence. One at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In 2011, the community received a steel beam from the north tower of the World Trade Center as a "thank you" from New York City firefighters for the hospitality they received here in the months following the attacks. Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday was instrumental in providing beach getaways for northern families affected by the tragedy. The Boy Scouts of the Pee Dee area camp designed the monument.
"And that's why we dedicated this steel to you people," said retired New York Firefighter Warren Forsyth. "You were a part of the heroes that day. And I just hope that we never forget and will always remember."
Even if you weren't able to attend the service, you can visit the memorial off 29th Avenue North, near Ripley's Aquarium, anytime.