9-11 Fears and Emotion

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 9:02 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 9:02 PM EDT


(Buffalo, N.Y.) Much has been said about the upcoming anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks.

But for people who were there, the fear and emotion of those events are still as powerful today as they were ten years ago.

Dan Neaverth Jr. is now a District Fire Chief in Orchard Park, NY.

Ten years ago, he was part of a team that was deployed by Erie County to help assist New York City.

"You see it on TV and sense the terror and the horror of the whole thing but you can't smell it, you can't taste it, you can't hear it - which were the three things that jumped out when we were down there," comments Neaverth.

Father Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv., a Franciscan Friar, was sent to ground-zero to help provide emotional and spiritual support.

"I mean to take it in . . . a few times I got caught up in the emotion, even though I was supposed to be the rock for everybody else," adds Fr. Joe.

Both men sat down with Eyewitness News to share their memories of the 9-11 attacks.