Dear Families and Friends,

Several families have called asking for details about the 9/11 events that will be held over the next few days. Information about additional events is provided on our website at www.voicesofseptember11.org.

As always, feel free to call our office at 203-966-3911 if we can be of assistance. We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at the Information Forum in New York City and have included the schedule below.

Sincerely,

Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Staff




Connecticut Memorial Ceremony at Sherwood Island State Park - September 10th
The state's 12th annual memorial ceremony honoring and celebrating the lives of those lost on September 11, 2001 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th.

Family members of those who lost their lives in the attacks will join the ceremony, and the names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud.


Westchester County Ceremony at The Rising - September 11th
Westchester County will commemorate the 12th anniversary of September 11th at The Rising, the county's 9/11 memorial at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th.   A highlight of this year's ceremony will be the dedication of a Ground Zero beam, which will be permanently placed at The Rising.


Television Coverage of the Reading of the Names in New York City - September 11th
Metropolitan New York television stations will again air the Reading of the Names Ceremony in New York City.  The ceremony will be streaming live on their websites.


Pentagon Memorial Services  -  September 11th 
Special services will be held for the families of the victims of 9/11 at the Memorial on September 11, 2013.


Shanksville Memorial September 11th  Observance - September 11th
The Memorial will be open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. The September 11th Observance will be an open air service that will include a reading of the names of the Flight 93 passengers and crew, ringing of the Bells of Remembrance, a wreath laying and brief remarks.


Voices of September 11th Annual Information Forum - September 10th
We will again hold our Annual Information Forum at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 85 West Street (at Albany Street).  Registration begins at 8:00 am and the program will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Click Here for more information.



 
8:00am Registration Begins (2nd Floor)
   
8:30am Round Table Conversation for Families
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom III)
   
  Round Table Conversation for Survivors and Responders
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom II)
   
10:00am Victim Compensation Fund Update
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom I)

Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master of VCF

WTC Health Program
Laurie Breyer, WTC Health Program Services Manager
   
   Families Meet with Medical Examiner
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom III)

Barbara A. Sampson M.D., Ph.D.
Acting Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
   
11:00am  Update on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom I)

Joe Daniels, President/CEO
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Alice M. Greenwald, Executive Vice President for Programs, Director of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
   
12:00pm Lunch Break on your own
   
1:00pm  Medical Update on the WTC Health Program
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom I)

Laurie Breyer, WTC Health Program Services Manager
Terry Miles, Executive Director,
WTC Environmental Health Center

Sheila Smyth-Giambanco, Clinical Director,
Cancer Care Coordinator

Annie Lok, Program Coordinator,
Responder Program Data Center at Mt. Sinai
   
   Meeting the Unmet Needs of Victims' Families & Survivors (2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom III)
   
2:00pm  Breathing and Meditation Workshop
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom I)

Dr. Richard P. Brown,
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; Chairman of "Serving Those Who Serve"
   
3:00pm Coffee Break
   
3:30pm  "Battle For Ground Zero"
(2nd Floor, Financial Ballroom I)

Author Elizabeth Greenspan, Author;
Urban Anthropologists, Teaching at Harvard University
   
   "We're Not Leaving"
Dr. Benjamin Luft, Author
Director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence
   
4:30pm Closing Remarks


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