August 15 , 2008

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August 15, 2008


Dear Families and Friends,


This week we received many calls in response to our announcement that we will be hosting our annual commemorative events.  The September 10th Day of Remembrance and September 11th Commemorative luncheon will be held once again at the Marriott New York Downtown.  The two day event is in partnership with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. 


We have an exciting agenda planned and have included preliminary information below.  In the coming days we will provide further details about panel discussions, workshops and 9/11 exhibits. Please forward the information to family and friends who may be interested in attending. 


All of us at VOICES are looking forward to seeing you again this year.  Feel free to contact our office at
(203) 966 - 3911  if you have any questions.  


Warm Regards,


Mary and the Voices Staff


VOICES September 10th and September 11th Events



VOICES Programs and events


Teleconference Schedule:

Monday, August 18th: Witness/Survivor Group 4:00PM to 5:15PM

Monday, August 18th: Sibling Group 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Tuesday, August 19th: Parents Group 3:45PM to 5:00PM

Tuesday, August 19th: Rockland County In Person Group 7:00PM to 9:00PM


9/11 Living Memorial Workshops

Our 9/11 Living Memorial Workshops are continuing this summer. The next scheduled workshops will be held in Suffield, CT on Tuesday, August 26th and New York City at our September 10th Information Forum. As we are planning our fall schedule, we welcome your suggestions on planning a workshop in your community.


9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors are encouraged to attend the 9/11 Living Memorial workshops. Reservations can be made by contacting Michelle Doherty at mdoherty@voicesofsept11.org or by phone at (203) 966-3911. In addition, individual appointments can be scheduled at our New Canaan, CT office. For more information on how to participate in the 9/11 Living Memorial project, contact our office or visit www.911livingmemorial.org.


Suffield, CT

Date: Tuesday, August 26th
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Presentation in the Auditorium
12:00pm to 6:00pm by Appointment in the Gallery

Kent Memorial Library
50 North Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078

Space limited - reservations required


New York City - VOICES September 10th Day of Remembrance

Date: Wednesday, September 10th

10am to 7pm


Marriott Financial Center Hotel

85 West Street

New York, New York 10006

New York City - VOICES September 11th Commemorative Luncheon

Date: Thursday, September 11th

12Noon to 3pm


Marriott Financial Center Hotel

85 West Street

New York, New York 10006

Commemorative luncheon

$20 per person

Reservations by September 5th

RSVP: Michelle Doherty

(203) 966-3911






August 18-24, 2008
Camp Haze
Camp Kennybrook, Monticello
Friday, August 22, 2008
6th Annual Summer’s Last Call to Benefit "With Eddie’s Help, Inc."
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Jay Strauss: 732-742-8888
Saturday, September 6, 2008
7th Annual Damian Meehan 5-K Memorial Run/Walk
Central Valley, NY
Saturday September 6, 2008
5th Annual Frank Thomas "F.T." Aquino Outing Texas Hold’em − Family Day
Nansens Lodge, Staten Island
Sunday, September 14, 2008
7th Annual Capt. Gerald F. DeConto U.S. Navy Scholarship 5-K Run/Walk
Sandwich, MA
Dave DeConto 508-888-8571


If you would like to include your upcoming event in our calendar, please forward the information to events@voicesofsept11.org


In the News


Governor David Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg released details on New York City's plans for the September 11th commoration at Zuccotti Park

Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg have issued details on their plans for the commemoration ceremony, which will again take place at Zuccotti Park, adjacent to the WTC site at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street/Trinity Place. Family members will be able to safely descend to the lower level of the site. For the reading of the names, family members will be paired with international students representing the 91 countries who lost individuals. As always, the ceremony will pause twice to commemorate the times at which each building was hit, and twice to recognize the times when each tower fell. The "Tribute in Light" will appear at sundown and remain through the night into the next day.


If you are a family member who would like to read, or would like to suggest an appropriate participant for the reading of the names, please e-mail cferer@cityhall.nyc.gov or call (212) 442-8953 before midnight tonight, Friday, August 15, 2008. You will need to give your name, your phone number and the name and contact information for the person you are recommending, and if applicable, the P and T number of the family member and the proposed reader’s relationship to that family member. Participants will be selected by lottery and notified directly.