Victims Honored On 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2011 Updated Sep 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

September 11, 2011 Updated Sep 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Western New York families who lost loved ones in that tragedy are reflecting on the day that changed our country forever.

Paul Walier lost his sister Margaret Walier-Seeliger, when the towers were attacked. Walier-Seeliger worked as a manager for an insurance company and was on the 101st floor of tower two that morning.

After the plane hit, she gave some of her co-workers the only spots left in an elevator. Every year Paul Walier travels to New York City on the anniversary and gathers with countless other families to remember and honor those lost.

"When you get down in that secure area in New York City, you've entered a very emotional place even 10 years later," said Walier. "I was there last year and it felt like the first."

September 11th is a day many Americans will never forget. For many, it's a somber day to reflect upon one of America's darkest days and remember the innocent lives lost.