February 9, 2010


Dear Families and Friends,


Last week VOICES launched its 9/11 Living Memorial workshops at the Women in Military Service Museum in Washington DC.  VOICES staff had an opportunity to meet with 9/11 families and survivors of the Pentagon attacks.  This was our first visit to the area and we were encouraged by the positive response to the 9/11 Living Memorial Project.  Despite the impending snow storm some families traveled long distances. We thank the staff at the Women in Military Service Museum for their hospitality and extend a special thanks to Karen Loftus, Kathy Dillaber and Mark Ward for their efforts to coordinate the event. 


This week marks the first anniversary of the airline crash of Continental Flight 3407 which took the life of our friend and colleague, Beverly Eckert.  Beverly's family has requested that we make our membership aware of the efforts of the families of flight 3407 to promote reforms that will improve aviation safety.  As we approach the anniversary of this tragic event we remember Beverly and her dedication to the 9/11 community with fondness.   


We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend ahead! 

Warm regards, 

Mary Fetchet & The VOICES Staff






Flight 3407 Families advocate for Aviation Safety Reforms

February 13th marks the first anniversary of the fatal crash of Continental Flight 3407 which tragically took the life of VOICES co-founder Beverly Eckert. As the anniversary approaches the families of those lost are advocating for changes to bring about improvements in aviation safety. For more information and to lend your support to their efforts, visit their website. More.


Frontline Tonight on PBS: Flying Cheap

One year after the deadly crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, FRONTLINE producer Rick Young and correspondent Miles O’Brien investigate the safety issues associated with regional airlines. More.


Congressional hearings on Christmas Day Plot

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee continued hearings to evaluate failures that led to the alleged terrorist to board a plane with explosive in his clothing. Governor

Tom Kean and Rep. Lee Hamilton, Co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, testified before the committee. Visit the SGAC website to read their testimony or watch the webcast of the hearing. More.


My Good Deed releases video on
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance on 2009

The video recaps the official federal launch of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. VOICES is proud to support their effort and we encourage you to visit their website. More.


WTC Human Remains Recovery Update

During the monitoring of the construction at the WTC site additional materials have been collected. The NYS Office of the Chief Medical Examiner plans to begin in April, a 3 month operation to evaluate the materials and identify any human remains. More.



Calendar of Events


For an up-to-date list of events for the 9/11 community, please visit our website at www.voicesofsept11.org.


9/11 Living Memorial
Workshop Appointments

By Appointment Only

VOICES is hosting a number of 9/11 Living Memorial workshop appointments in the
tri-state area. We would be happy to arrange a workshop in your community.


For more information or to register for an appointment, contact Monica Rosado at
203 966-3911 or e-mail at mrosado@voicesofsept11.org.


February Appointment Schedule


Boston, MA
Date: Tuesday February 16th & Wednesday February 17th
Time: 11am-7pm by appointment
Location: Massachusetts 9/11 Fund


Hackensack, NJ
Date: Thursday, February 18th
Time: 10am-4pm by appointment
Location: Johnson Public Library


Brooklyn, NY
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 11am-4pm by appointment
Location: Brooklyn Museum


Manalapan, NJ
Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 10am-4pm by appointment
Location: Monmouth County Library


For a full schedule of upcoming workshop appointments Click Here.


VOICES Teleconference Schedule

Voices of September 11th offers teleconference groups that are facilitated by our mental health professionals. Contact our office at 203 966-3911 if you are interested in participating.


February Teleconference Schedule


Tuesday, February 16th:

Wives' Teleconference Group
12:00pm to 1:00pm


Tuesday, February 16th:

Parents Rockland County In-Person Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Wednesday, February 17th:

Siblings Teleconference Group
2:30pm to 3:30pm


Tuesday, February 23rd:

Witnesses/ Survivors Group
4:00pm to 5:15pm