"Preserving 9/11" Forum Spotlight: "9/11 Cross-stitch Quilt" Dedication
This year's Forum program will begin with the dedication of a magnificent “9/11 Cross-stitch Quilt” presented to the 9/11 families by Mary Henderson from Richmond, Kentucky. The quilt dedication will begin at 12:30 pm following Forum registration at 12 noon.
The 26ft by 15ft "9/11 Cross-stitch quilt" was created by Mary with Shirl Cross and women from 6 countries and over 30 states to honor the men and women killed on September 11th and in the WTC 1993 Bombing. Mary’s first quilt tribute was in memory of all the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11, donated in their memory to the firefighters in Ten House located across from ground zero.
The "9/11 Cross-stitch Quilt" is a wonderful tribute to those lost on 9/11 and a tangible symbol of support for the families. We hope you will join us at the "Preserving 9/11" Forum and Exhibits as we accept the generous donation of the quilt on behalf of the 9/11 community. Click to learn more about the "9/11 Cross-stitch Quilt" and view additional photos.
Office of New York City Medical Examiner to Update VOICES Members
Please note an additional presentation has been added to the The Voices of September 11th “Preserving 9/11” Forum agenda
What: NYC Office of the City Medical Examiner Update on Recovery and Identification
Date: September 10th, 2007
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Where: Voices of September 11th “Preserving 9/11” Forum, Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West St. NYC
Who: Barbara Butcher, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Mark Desire, Assistant Director and WTC Identification Manager, Forensic Biology Laboratory
The Voices of September 11th “Preserving 9/11” Forum has been expanded to include an early morning presentation by representatives from the New York Medical Examiner’s office. Registration opens at 10am and the presentation is scheduled to begin promptly at 10:30am. The September 10th presentation is intended to update 9/11 families on the search and identification of remains. Time will be allocated to provide an opportunity for families to ask questions. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by contacting Michelle Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (203) 966-3911 or toll-free at (866) 505-3911.
The Medical Examiner’s staff will also be available throughout the day on September 10th to make ID cards which serve as identification for family members to attend 9/11 events. Families are encouraged to update your contact information or make any changes you would like in the notification process.
VOICES “Preserving 9/11” Forum and Exhibits are open to the public and will be held at the Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West Street, NYC, adjacent to the WTC site. Registration to attend the panel discussions and workshops begins at 12 noon and the programs continue until 5 pm. Please visit our website for an updated schedule.
Online Forum Schedule Available on Website
The schedule for the September 10th "Preserving 9/11" Forum and Exhibits is available online. Explore the hyperlinks in the schedule to learn more about the exciting array of panel discussions and activities.
Click to visit our online schedule (check back regularly for updates)
Learn more about our plans for September 10th and 11th by reading our 2007 Commemorative Events page.