Cuomo Announces 9/11 Exhibitions Across State, 4 in WNY

August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM EDT


Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- As part of a statewide recognition of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced 30 "New York Remembers" exhibitions. The sites have been selected all across the state, and 4 are here locally in Western New York. According to the Governor, the exhibitions will feature historical artifacts from the collections of the State Museum and National September 11 Memorial & Museum. In addition to an exhibit at State Museum and Empire State Plaza in Albany, there will be displays at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, Conference Center Niagara Falls, Batavia City Hall, and the Jamestown Municipal Building. Paul Walier, who lost his sister Margaret when the twin towers collapsed that day, believes the exhibits will serve as an important historical site.

"There were people who were very young on that day," said Walier, "So ten years later, many are now growing into adulthood that can understand it more."

The exhibits will continue until the end of September. All sites will be open on September 11th and many have special ceremonies planned. Hours of operation vary at every site.

"Every community across New York felt the impact of the senseless acts of terrorism that claimed thousands of lives just one decade ago," said Governor Cuomo. "These exhibitions will give New Yorkers in towns, villages, and cities all across the state a gathering place to once again stand as one community to make sure we never forget those who lost their lives on September 11th and to embrace the spirit of unity that brought us together on that day of devastating tragedy."