Voices Newsletter

June 10, 2011

Dear Families and Friends,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at VOICES "Always Remember" Gala. The evening was inspirational and our special guests made the event very meaningful. We are grateful to our keynote speaker Mayor Giuliani, Master of Ceremonies Brian Williams, and our Honorary Chairman Governor Tom Kean. The evening was filled with the beautiful music of the First Presbyterian Church Choir, cellist Nada Rudulovich and Broadway performers Terry Eldh and Terry Keegan!

As we approach the 10th Anniversary, it was especially fitting to recognize individuals who made important contributions to supporting our families and the country in a variety of ways. From the leadership of Mayor Giuliani who guided New York City in the aftermath of 9/11, to the reporting of Brian Williams who personally helped our family and informed the nation, and the bi-partisan statemanship of Governor Tom Kean who led the 9/11 Commission and continues to advocate for the safety of our country today. We also appreciate Alice Greenwald's update on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and her leadership in creating a Memorial that honors those lost. We were privileged to have each of them share their experiences with us at the Gala.

If you would like to view photographs taken at the gala by Christopher London, visit this link: http://bit.ly/inS1UZ

During the summer months, VOICES staff will continue to work with families on the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. We are also beginning plans for our annual September 10th Day of Remembrance Forum and September 11th Commemorative Luncheon in New York City and Washington, DC. We will keep you informed as plans are finalized but encourage you to visit the VOICES website, www.voicesofsept11.org, for the most up-to-date information.

This is a busy time of year for us at VOICES and for many of you - with family gatherings, weddings and graduations. We hope you will take time to consider making your plans and travel arrangements for the Tenth Anniversary as early as possible. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Warm Regards
Mary Fetchet & The VOICES Staff


9/11 Living Memorial
Workshop Appointments

New Canaan, Connecticut
Monday - Friday

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Tuesdays and Thursdays

New York, New York
(Cantor Fitzgerald Families)

Tuesday, June 14th

New York, New York
(Cantor Fitzgerald Families)

Tuesday, June 21st

Manalapan, New Jersey
Tuesday, July 12th

For a full schedule of upcoming
workshop appointments Click Here.

VOICES Teleconference Schedule

Wednesday, June 15th:
Siblings' Teleconference Group
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuesday, June 21st:
Rockland In-Person Support Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday, June 28th:
Witness/Survivors' Support Group
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 5th:
Firefighter Mothers' Group
10:00am to 11:00am

Tuesday, July 5th:
Parents' Support Group
3:45pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 5th:
Parenting Teleconference Group
9:00pm to 10:00pm

For a full schedule of upcoming teleconference groups Click Here.

For a complete list of events visit our website at www.voicesofsept11.org.

To add an event to our calendar contact newsletters@voicesofsept11.org.


National 9/11 Flag Visits Hartford CT on June 14
On Flag Day, June 14, the New York Says Thank You Foundation's National 9/11 Flag will be visiting Hartford, CT. The flag will visit Connecticut at the Old State House in Hartford, where FDNY firefighters and local servicemen will be given the privilege of stitching the 9/11 flag in a historic ceremony. The ceremony will start at 9 am, and afterwards stitching will be open to the public until 12 pm. More.

Bridgewater, NJ Cabaret Show To Benefit VOICES on June 14
The Somerset County Vocational and Technical School's Musical Theater Program will be performing a Cabaret SHOW to benefit VOICES on June 14 at 7PM at the Marriott Hotel in Bridgewater, NJ.. This year, the school's annual performance will commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, and all proceeds will be donated to support VOICES' work with the families, survivors, and recue workers of 9/11. The event will include the cabaret performance, as well as dinner and dessert.

Tickets are $20 and should be reserved in advance. To reserve a ticket or for more information regarding the event, please contact Sean Morris, the Musical Theater coordinator, at 908-526-8900, ext. 7173.

"Rebirth" Airs at Film Festival June 20-26, 2011
The AFI Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival will featrure the fil, "Rebirth," which tells the story of five individuals over the course of ten years wo were profoundly affected that day. The film will air, Tuesday June 21 at 6:15 PM and Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 AM. Advanced purchase is recommended at www.silverdocs.com.

Giuliani Headlines Gala Hosted By September 11th Support Network
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and hundreds of others gathered for the fourth annual Always Remember Gala in Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, to honor those lost in the attacks and support those left behind. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report. He may be known as America's Mayor, but perhaps nowhere is Rudy Giuliani a more beloved figure than among those directly touched by 9/11. More.

USS New York Adopted By 9/11 Families At Ceremony In Staten Island
One of the ships taking part in this year's Fleet Week is the USS New York, which was built in part using steel from the World Trade Center site. On Saturday, the ship was adopted by September 11 families in a special ceremony in Staten Island, reports CBS 2's Dave Carlin. More.

9/11 Defendants Charged at Guantánamo With Terrorism and Murder
Military prosecutors have refiled terrorism and murder charges against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men in the Sept. 11 attacks, using a revamped trial process at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The charges allege that the men were responsible for planning the attacks that sent hijacked commercial airliners slamming into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people. More.

NYPD increasing security for WTC memorial
The NYPD will be beefing up security with an army of police officers at Ground Zero for the opening of the WTC memorial this fall. About 200 police officers will be stationed at a downtown command post by July. "Common sense dictates that we have to be concerned about a possible act of retaliation as far as the death of [Osama] Bin Laden is concerned," More.

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VOICES of September 11th is a nonpartisan advocacy group that provides services and advocates for all those affected by September 11th; promotes public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism; and builds bridges between international communities changed by terrorism. In 2006, VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive that commemorates the lives and stories of September 11, 2001.