MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) People gathered together in Myrtle Beach at the Unity Memorial near Broadway at the Beach to remember the events of September 11, 2001.
Mayor John Rhodes joined members of the community in prayer, song and remembrance of the events and life’s lost over a decade ago.
Two retired New York City firefighters who were some of the first to respond to the attack on that day spoke about their time on the job and the experiences they say will stay with them forever.
Both men say there was an outpouring of love in the ensuing months including from here on the Grand Strand.
“Everybody in the fire department got invited to come down and get away,” Retired New York City Firefighter Kevin O’Brien said. “The entire town opened up to us. The people, the golf courses, the hotel.”
“They’ve been fabulous. I can’t say enough and that’s why I am here today,” Retired New York City Firefighter Warren Forsyth added. “I am usually in New York City working a ceremony there. When I got the call to come here I said no problem.”