At 8:45 a.m. at the Appling County Courthouse, the City of Baxley will hold a special 9/11 Memorial Service commemorating 20 years since the attacks on September 11. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this special service.
Cry Out America event slated
The community is also invited to a special Cry Out America service at 10:30 a.m. at the Appling County Law Enforcement Center around the flag pole for a time of prayer and supplication for military, law enforcement, first responders and the nation.
Founded following the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cry Out America is a grassroots prayer initiative signaling hope. September 11, 2001 was a moment that forever changed America. “It was a national event which affected us all,” states Ashley Wilson, former COA National Coordinator and current pastor of Lifegate Church in Lexington, KY.
For weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, church sanctuaries were full. People reached out to God for meaning. America rallied together in a real spirit of unity. However, churches emptied quickly, and spiritual apathy resettled over the country. Deeply moved by this atmosphere of recurring slumber, the Awakening America Alliance sensed God calling them to issue a resounding wake-up call to the church.
Cry Out America was initially promoted as a 9/11 noon-time prayer meeting at every county courthouse in America. People began crying out in repentance and asking God for mercy at the place of justice.
The public is invited to join together across the Body of Christ, along with thousands across this nation, to remember 9/11 and cry out to the Almighty for mercy on our nation.