CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - People across the Lowcountry remembered Sept. 11 at a prayer service in downtown Charleston Friday night.
The Without Walls Ministry hosted a Cry Out America Prayer Service where a community gathered to reflect on the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the worst terrorist attack in American history.
"I was calling trying to call my family, the phones was crazy," says New Yorker Bahde Bass.
Bass moved to Charleston about a year before 9/11. He recalls what it was like when he heard the news of the terrorist attack in his hometown. Fourteen years later the Without Wall ministry is remembering the tragedy.
"We are grieving, but we're also calling out to God saying, we need hope in you and we want to ask you to protect our nation to guide us in your way," says Director of the Ministry, Pastor Gordon Cashwell.
Cashwell is a part of the Cry Out America national movement where he says "people all over are praying for our country on 9/11."
This ministry meets at the intersection of Meeting and Lee Streets in downtown Charleston. They're always welcoming visitors who pass by.
"We are always in the neighborhood giving out food, doing what we can to help the people," Vermell Meaders said.
Friday they provided dinner for the community to go along with the worship service.
"Remembering what happened on 9/11 and realizing that God has an answer, he's always been an answer for this country, he's been a big part of this country," Cashwell said.
For Bass, 9/11 is a memory that hits close to home, after losing two family members in the tragedy and feeling the aftermath in his city.
"It was tragic, because people didn't know it was a catastrophe... just in short being from there it was the same impact like Haiti, same impact like New Orleans," Bass said.