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June 1 , 2007





We hope all of you in the Southern New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania areas will be able to join us next Wednesday for our 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop in Jamison, Bucks County, PA. This week's 9/11 Living Memorial Feature is a memorial in Wayne County, PA that honors the service of the brave first responders and armed service members who keep us safe and protect our freedoms. There are also many upcoming Memorial Foundation events in June. We hope you will consider attending to support the many wonderful foundations that continue to do good deeds in memory of those who perished on September 11th.


Today I am in Lakeville, Connecticut for my youngest son Chris' graduation. We're very proud of all Chris has accomplished despite the loss of Brad, who was an important role model and beloved big brother to Chris. With my family on this joyful day, I was struck by how important the support of family and friends is in promoting resiliency. I share the pride and happiness of all of you celebrating these important milestones with your family members.


As always, please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance.

Warm Regards,


Mary Fetchet

Founding Director



Join Us : 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop in Bucks County, PA:


In Jamison, PA (about 45 minutes from Philadelphia)

9/11 Living Memorial Workshop

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: PA September 11th Program
2370 York Road, Suite B-1, Jamison, PA

Call or email Michelle Doherty toll free (866) 505-3911 to register.



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9/11 Living Memorial Feature



Nestled in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania in the beautiful Poconos region, sits a stirring memorial not only to those who perished, but also to those who answered their nation's call to action in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and those who continue to serve today. The Wayne County 9/11 Memorial honors the close ties of country, society and family that keep our nation strong. America will face many challenges and make many sacrifices in the years to come. Yet a nation built from thousands of communities like Wayne County, where collective memory inspires the best in its citizens, must endure and will prevail. A moving dedication is inscribed on a plaque at the memorial's base:




"LEST WE EVER FORGET. On a clear day, September 11, 2001 America suffered surprise attacks by foreign terrorists upon her homeland. At the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and finally in a field near a village named Shanksville in Pennsylvania.


After a time, rubble was removed, smoke and minds cleared, yet the memory remained. The People of Wayne County decided to erect a permanent memorial to stand as a permanent reminder, not of the suffering our country has endured, but to honor those who serve and save us in times like that day. We pay tribute to our firefighters, police, emergency medical personnel and armed services, all of whom continue to dedicate themselves to serving, saving, and protecting the rest of us.


Steel from "Ground Zero" in NYC, American Stone, Land, Labor and Love completed this monument. Dedicated by the Grateful People of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. This 11th Day in the Month of September 2005."


If you have a 9/11 memorial in your hometown that you would like to add to the 9/11 Living Memorial, please contact us.





"Getting Back Out There" By Dr. Robin F. Goodman


"Some people are more diplomatic then others but the message is often the same - individuals bereaved by 9/11 often hear the subtle or not so subtle advice to “get back out there.” Finding and making friends, developing new relationships, getting involved in new activities as an adult can feel like an overwhelming task. Dating can be even scarier. It’s not unusual to think “where do I start?..."


That question and many more are answered in the article, along with helpful advice on setting and meeting social goals. Of particular interest to caregivers is a section that answers "what will my children think?" if I start dating or otherwise socializing. Click to read the article and visit other resources especially for caregivers.


If you have suggestions for links to add or advice on how to improve the VOICES for Kids site, please contact us.




Memorial Foundation Events


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Unveiling of "The Rescue"

Time: 10am
Location: The Firefighter Joseph Maffeo Memorial and Healing Garden at the entrance to Staten Island University Hospital, north campus.


"The Rescue" is an eight foot bronze sculpture by world renowned artist Gregory Perillo commemorating the 343 firefighters, and lives lost on September 11, 2001. Event presented by Staten Island University Hospital and Joseph Maffeo Foundation. Reception immediately following the ceremony in the Great Room, 2nd Floor, Medical Arts Pavilion 242 Mason Ave. Staten Island. Click here to view an invitation to the event with a picture of "The Rescue"

RSVP please to (718) 226-6331.



Saturday, July 21st, 2007

The Fifth Annual Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund White Party Clambake
In Memory of Gary Lutnick

Time: 7-11 pm
Location: Indian Wells Beach, Amagansett, NY


100% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the injured members of the Armed Forces at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and their families. Silent Auction and Raffle. Tickets $250.
RSVP 212-829-4770 or email info@cantorrelief.org



Thursday, September 20, 2007

The 2nd Annual Salute to Firefighters presented by Adam's Angels

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Location: Saloon NYC, 1584 York Avenue (b/w 83rd and 84th streets)

Visit the Adam's Angels Website for more information


Please take the opportunity to purchase advance tickets to this year's event. Actual ticket are available now, so contact Adam's Angels with how many you'll need and they'll set-up a pick-up or delivery place with you! 220 tickets have already been sold!!!! The program includes raffle prizes, a 50/50, live music (including FDNY pipes and drums) and your first drink is free!!!!


NYCOSH Fact Sheet for 9/11 Workers Compensation


Only 100 days remain to file a workers compensation claim for illness or disability related to work in the WTC area after 9/11. A Fact Sheet from NYCOSH answers frequently asked questions and provides a helpful guide to registering.





June is National Safety Month


The National Safety Council is promoting June as National Safety Month. Their web page provides daily tips for safety in the home and community. June 18-22 is specifically devoted to emergency preparedness, and other topics include home and community, workplace and driving safety. Click to learn more on the National Safety Month website.


Private Security Guards Seen as Homeland Security Weak Link
On the Front Lines Fighting Terrorism for $5.15 an Hour


This week, The Associated Press examines the private security industry's role in front line homeland security defense. Since 9/11, the responsibilities of private security guards have grown dramatically while pay and training have remained stagnant. Some states do not even require criminal background checks. A tough look at a glaring weakness in the public/private effort to secure the homeland. Read the article and learn more about preparedness by clicking here.

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