WNY Remembers 9/11

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 11:40 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 11:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A Port Authority of NY & NJ Police vehicle, crushed by falling debris at Ground Zero on 9/11, is among the items on display at the Burchfield Penny Art Center in Buffalo.

The New York Remembers exhibit is part of the largest repository of personal items recovered by the FBI and NYPD in the days after the terror attacks.

Most are small, like keys to offices at the World Trade Center. Each items tells the story of that tragic day when Leonard Castrianno lost his son Lenny on the 105th floor of World Trade Center One.

"On Labor Day he left Buffalo. He called about 9 o'clock and said it was a long drive because of the traffic. He lived in Brooklyn," said Castrianno.

"He said, 'And I'm tired.' After a few short words, it was the last time we could say I love you to our son," Castrianno said.

There are 30 traveling exhibits on display around the state.

New York Remembers runs through the end of the month and will be open on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of 9/11.