Media Alert





September 2, 2009


Nonnie Gerber
Elizabeth Bradley



WHAT: Voices of September 11th (VOICES), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the long-term needs of all those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001, announces eighth anniversary commemorative 9/11 event in New York including Building Bridges Award in memory of Beverly Eckert for her outstanding advocacy work on behalf of the 9/11 community. The Day of Remembrance event will include Panel Discussions on:  Documenting the Stories of Corporations for VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial; Advocating for Public Policy Reform including updates on Fresh Kills and Guantanamo Bay; Meeting the Needs of the 9/11 Community; National Day of Service as well as updates on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial; and NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner.


WHO: VOICES Founding Director Mary Fetchet and Frank Fetchet; National September 11 Memorial & Museum President & CEO Joe Daniels and Director Alice Greenwald; Keefe, Bruyette and Woods CEO John Duffy: Former Chairman of Thacher, Proffitt & Wood Jack Williams; David Paine and Jay Winuk Co-Founders of My Good Deed; Project Rebirth President Jim Whitaker and Chairman Brian Rafferty; as well as 9/11 family members, rescue workers and survivors will participate in VOICES Day of Remembrance.


WHEN: Thursday, September 10th from 9am to 6pm.

WHERE: New York Marriott Downtown at 85 West Street.


WHY: With offices in New Canaan, CT. and New Brunswick, NJ, VOICES Day of Remembrance events for the 9/11 community are part of a wide range of services VOICES offers for 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors including focus groups, teleconference groups, case management services as well as workshops to create the 9/11 Living Memorial Project tribute pages. 

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About VOICES of September 11th


Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is committed to its core mission of supporting the ongoing needs of those impacted by the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01 by providing a wide range of programs including teleconference groups, case management services, 9/11 Living Memorial workshops and annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance events.


VOICES is led by Founding Director Mary Fetchet, a clinical social worker who lost her 24-year-old son Brad on 9/11. VOICES supported the creation of the 9/11 Commission and continues to advocate for reforms to promote preparedness on the local state and federal level. VOICES membership has grown to over 7,300 9/11 families and their children, rescue workers and survivors.  In addition to the New Canaan, CT office, on August 31, 2009 VOICES opened an office in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 


VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial Project is an online digital archive that commemorates the nearly 3,000 lives lost and documents stories of survivors. VOICES skilled social workers help families create a meaningful tribute to their loved ones though an extensive collection of photographs, written tributes and personal keepsakes that will be preserved for future generations. The archive will become a core component of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
Visit the 9/11 Living Memorial at