Family of Local 9/11 Victim Reacts to Bin Laden's Death

May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM EDT

LACKAWANNA, NY ( WKBW ) Paul Walier has a large picture of the Twin Towers in his law office in Lackawanna. It is a forever-long reminder of the loss of his sister Margaret Walier Seeliger when the towers went down nearly 10 years ago.

"Throughout the years there were always reminders but I always knew that we'd wake up one morning and it would be on the news and come out of no where," Walier said.

That news was that U-S forces had killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attack.

"It's a mixed emotion it's good but it really puts that day back in focus," Walier said.

Walier said he's relieved but he knows there's a long road ahead in the fight against terror.

"Getting a leader is always good but we know there's plenty more people out there who want to harm us," Walier said.

Seeliger was one of nine children and Walier said his entire family has been all waiting for this day when justice was served.

Walier said his family thinks of his sister often, remembering her love for them and enthusiasm for life.

"She was the life of the party and always got everyone going. She was just really close to her family," Walier said.

He said the country has to take time to celebrate this U-S victory, remembering those lost but he said everyone must always keep their guard up so a tragedy like this never happens again.

"I think over the years Al-Quada has been weakened this is just another victory but we have to be diligent because I'm sure there's people planning to attack us," Walier said.