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June 8, 2007





I want to thank those of you who attended this week’s 9/11 Living Memorial workshop in Jamison, PA. Also, a special thanks to Susan Bizon of NOVA PA for all her help in arranging the workshop. It’s wonderful to meet with families who are so eager to begin the process of creating a tribute page for their loved one. We will be planning more workshops in the coming months, and I look forward to meeting with many of you.


While in Pennsylvania, I had the opportunity to visit the Garden of Reflection, Pennsylvania’s official 9/11 memorial site. It is a beautiful, serene, and moving tribute, and I encourage you to visit if you have the opportunity to do so. Please see the 9/11 Living Memorial Feature section below for more information.


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

Warm Regards,


Mary Fetchet

Founding Director


9/11 Living Memorial Feature


Pennsylvania’s Garden of Reflection


The Garden of Reflection, Pennsylvania’s Official 9/11 Memorial, was dedicated last September in Lower Makefield, PA. The memorial consists of two fountains, symbolic of the Twin Towers; a Walk of Remembrance, with glass panels etched with the names of all 2,973 victims; and a memorial rail containing the names of the seventeen Bucks County residents who were killed.


As the Garden of Reflection’s website explains, “This garden has been designed to be a contemplative, peaceful place to go, remember, and pay respects to all those who perished on 9/11. But it also is a place to enjoy life and be vibrant, as all of our loved ones once were. Ball fields, tennis courts, and walking paths will be part of the overall design to be enjoyed by all families.”


The read more about this beautiful memorial, please visit the Garden of Reflection’s website.




Featured Summer Camp: Tuesday's Children

Summer adventures aren't only for kids, and Tuesday's Children offers some excellent programs for teens and adults affected by 9/11 to bond with each other in two of America's most majestic locales, Colorado and Alaska, and the well-known ecotourism destination of Costa Rica. These are truly exceptional opportunities, so we urge all of you to learn more in the VOICES for Kids 2007 Summer Camps page.


Colorado Mountaineering and Rafting
Dates: July 5-12, 2007
Ages 14-16




Alaska Sea Kayaking
Dates: August 15-21, 2007
Ages 18+



Costa Rica
Dates: August 14-21, 2007
Ages 18+



If you have suggestions or information for the VOICES for Kids site, please contact us.




Memorial Foundation Events


June 11, 2007
Rich Bosco Memorial Golf Outing
New York Country Club
New Hempstead, NY
Visit website

From the foundation website: "Rich's memory lives on through the Richard Bosco Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Annual Golf Outing raises scholarship money which helps to enrich the lives of students at both Suffern High School and SUNY Geneseo. It is a wonderful tribute to a great man. With your help we will continue to benefit the generations of today and tomorrow, while celebrating the legacy of a great individual." RSVP: billyb2000@aol.com


Friday, June 15th, 2007

Christopher A. Santora 2007 Annual Dinner Dance

Time: 7pm-midnight

Location: Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria, Queens


To benefit the Christopher A. Santora Scholarship fund. Dinner and dancing. Anthony Gardner of WTC-UFG will be honored as "Man of the Year," and New York City Councilman Eric Gioia will be honored as "Guardian Angel."


Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.


June 17, 2007
Raymond M. Downey Sixth Annual Father’s Day “Forever Running" Memorial
Time: 9:30am ¼ mile Kids Fun Run; 10am 5K Run/Walk

Location: Deer Park, Long Island

To keep the memory of Chief Downey and all the victims of Sept. 11th alive. Chief Downey was a legend in the firefighting community and was one of the most highly decorated members of the NYC Fire Dept. The 5k run will take place on June 17, 2007 at 10:00 am, and the Kids Fun Run at 9:30 am, in Deer Park, Long Island. Pre-registration fee for 5K run is $15. For students grades K-12 the pre-registration fee is $10. The Kids Fun Run is free. Special awards, raffle prizes, carnival entertainment, and a family barbecue will follow the run. All money raised will go to the D.C. Raymond M Downey Scholarship Charity Fund. For race applications and more information log onto www.chiefraydowney.com (events) or www.active.com For additional information contact (631) 877-0310 or www.chiefraydowney.com.




Digital TV Transfer Box Unveiled; Transition Will Free Up Radio Spectrum for Emergency Communications


Starting February 17, 2009, all television signals will be sent digitally, requiring TV viewers who still use "rabbit ears" or other analog antennae to purchase a converter box to recieve the signals. Part of the analog spectrum will then be assigned to facilitate emergency communications, with a large chunk to be auctioned for cell phone and other uses. Two prototype analog-digital converter boxes were unveiled yesterday. A model made by LG is shown above. Click to read more.


New Dates Announced: Red Cross Promotes Preparedness in NYC

Prepare New York is a free 45-minute emergency preparedness presentation teaching New York City residents how to create a plan, build a supply kit, and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster. Click to read more. New program dates have been announced:


In English: Monday, June 18; Tuesday, June 19; Thursday, June 21  

In Chinese: Monday, June 18  


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