BUFAFLO, NY ( WKBW ) The news of Osama bin Laden's death gives the families of 9/11 victims here in Western New York some closure. They also said it brings the terrifying images and feelings of 911 to the forefront, once again.
Channel 7 spoke with the father of Leonard M Castrianno Jr., 30, killed in the attack on September 11th. He was in the North tower on the 105th floor.
His father, Leonard Castrianno Sr., said he doesn't know the horror that his son went through the moments before his death but he hears stories of others who talked to loved-ones on the same floor just before the tower went down. People said they were standing on the desk because the floor was too hot. Computers and phones were melting to those desks. They said there were many people injured, others were committing suicide by jumping out the windows.
Castrianno said those images repeat through his mind. He had this to say about bin Laden's death.
"I don't know how you can get any justice. Whether we caught him and tried him, the results would be the same. Did it release a little anger, I don't know if it did or not. It's been ten years, ten years without my son and that hurts a lot," Castrianno said.
Castrianno has a flag flying at his home in Williamsville that says "Never Forget". He hopes memorabilia like this will remind people of 9/11 victims and teach generations to come about the terror that Osama bin Laden bestowed upon the United State that September day nearly 10 years ago.