BUFFALO, NY – There are several events around Western new York this weekend to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terror attacks , which killed nearly 3,000 people and injured 6,000 others.
On Saturday morning at 9:30 am, there will be the annual commemoration at Memorial Hill in Amherst, sight of a 9/11 monument which honors victims of the attacks who had local ties.
Also on Saturday, the inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5-K Run/Walk along Buffalo’s waterfront begins at 9 am behind the Key Bank Center downtown. The race symbolically retraces the steps of an FDNY firefighter who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to get to the world trade Center.
At Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda “The Healing Field”, made up of three thousand American flags bearing the names of those killed in the attacks will be on display all weekend long.
The flag tribute in front of the Buffalo Red Cross on Delaware Avenue also continues for another week - so there's time to see it, pause and remember those who died.
Click on the video player to watch our story from Reporter Dave McKinley and Photojournalist Dooley O’Rourke, taking a look back at the day that changed the nation, of where we were, and where we are today, through the eyes of those who lived it.