09/11/2011 03:25 EDT | Updated 11/11/2011 05:12 EST

Quebecers mark 9/11 anniversary

Memorial services were held in Montreal Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Quebec Premier Jean Charest unveiled a plaque at the city's centre for international trade, alongside members of the U.S. consulate.

"For the first time, terror, which has long made news elsewhere, hit so close to home — striking our neighbors, our friends," the premier said in French, during the plaque unveiling.

Charest remarked how the attacks brought the U.S. and Canada closer together.

"It's very important to remember the ordeal our American neighbours experienced, that we experienced with them."

Charest thanked Quebecers for their support after the 2001 attacks, noting how firefighters and emergency workers travelled to New York City to offer their help.

At Montreal's St-James United Church, people gathered for a special service to mark the sombre anniversary.