Western New York is taking time to remember the events of September 11, 2001 with several events to honor those who lost their lives eleven years ago.
Several events are scheduled Tuesday throughout the area to recall the horrific terrorist attacks.
- Niagara Falls firefighters will honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives as the World Trade Center crumbled in New York City eleven years ago. Available on-duty personnel gathered at 9:59 a.m. to recall the dramatic collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
- Buffalo firefighters and student veterans of Erie Community College gathered during the noon hour for a memorial. The flag presentation and remembrance takes place at Fireman's Park on Ellicott Street at Division streets near ECC City Campus.
- A memorial wreath was placed Tuesday morning at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove as the names of the 9/11 victims are read.
- A patriotic program was also held Tuesday morning for Hoover Elementary School in the Ken-Ton district. Besides songs and readings, organizers will explain the events of September 11, 2001, to a student body that includes many who were not born at that time.
- Volunteers will ascend on VFW Post 7275 in Lancaster and American Legion 1142 in Niagara Falls. A long list of partners will work to upgrade the facilities as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
- In Olean, Saint Bonaventure University hosted a prayer service Tuesday afternoon to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks at the university's 9/11 Memorial.
Outside the American Red Cross headquarters on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo hundreds of flags line the front lawn in honor of each of the nearly 3,000 victims killed.