VOICES Newsletter

April 13, 2010

Dear Families and Friends,

All of us at VOICES hope you are enjoying the spring weather. April is a busy month for our staff who will host a number of 9/11 Living Memorial workshops in CT, NY, NJ, and MA. This week we travel to Arlington, VA and look forward to meeting once again with families and survivors living in the Washington, DC area. It’s always very meaningful to hear the personal experiences of those who worked at the Pentagon. Please contact our office if you are interested in making a reservation.

In today’s newsletter we have highlighted a number of special events VOICES hosted during the month of March and a beautiful 9/11 quilt created by children in the New Brunswick community. A special thanks to the New Brunswick Free Library for hosting the “September 11: How We Remember” Exhibit and related community events and all those involved for creating the quilt so reminiscent of the quilts made in response to 9/11. We also extend our thanks to Rhianna Quinn Roddy, Director of Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund and Assistant Funds Manager at Rutgers University, Carolann Pierre-Morgan for their informative presentations on scholarships available for the 9/11 families and rescue workers.

In the coming months we have a number of fundraising events that will benefit our efforts to create the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. On May 2nd we are participating in the TD Bank 5 Borough Bike Tour and are fortunate to have over 60 energetic cyclists riding to raise money on our behalf.

On Monday, June 14th we will host our 3rd Annual Always Remember Benefit in New York City. We are very excited that Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has generously offered to be our keynote speaker and are looking forward to his international perspective. Mark your calendars for another memorable evening!! Formal invitations will be sent in the mail, but in the meantime feel free to contact our office if you are interested in attending, sponsoring a table or donating an auction item. All of us at VOICES send our regards and look forward to seeing you in the coming months. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance.

Warm regards,

Mary Fetchet & The VOICES Staff





9/11 Living Memorial
Workshop Appointments

Washington DC
Thursday, April 15th
Friday, April 16th

New City, NY
Tuesday, April 20th

New Brunswick, NJ
Wednesday, April 21st

New York, NY
Teusday, April 22nd

Boston, MA
Monday, April 26th

Boston, MA
Tuesday, April 27th

For a full schedule of upcoming
workshop appointments Click Here.

VOICES Teleconference Schedule

Tuesday, April 20th:
Wives' Teleconference Group
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 20th:
Parents' Support Group
3:45pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 20th:
Rockland In-Person Support Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, April 21st:
Siblings' Group
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 27th:
Witness/Survivors' Support Group
4:00pm to 5:00pm

For a full schedule of upcoming teleconference groups Click Here.

For a complete list of events visit our website at www.voicesofsept11.org.

To add an event to our calendar contact newsletters@voicesofsept11.org.

Washington, DC 9/11 Living Memorial Events

VOICES will host a series of 9/11 Living Memorial events at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, Virginia. The program will begin with a 9/11 Living Memorial presentation on Wednesday, April 14, intended to inform the 9/11 community on how to participate in the project. VOICES staff will host 9/11 Living Memorial workshop appointments on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16. 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers are encouraged to attend. More.

To RSVP or for additional information contact Michelle Doherty at mdoherty@voicesofsept11.org or (203) 966-3911.

Save the Date Invite ImageSAVE THE DATE - June 14
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair keynote at VOICES 3rd Annual Always Remember Benefit

Join VOICES for our 3rd Annual Always Remember Benefit on Monday, June 14th in New York City. We are very honored that Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will be our keynote speaker. All proceeds will benefit VOICES efforts to create the 9/11 Living Memorial Digital Archive Project, a meaningful tribute that chronicles the lives of the nearly 3,000 who died and documents the stories of survivors, rescue and recovery workers. Contact our office if you are interested in attending, sponsoring a table or donating an auction item. More.

VOICES Team Rides in Five Boro Bike Tour
VOICES Biker PhotoVOICES of September 11th is very excited to participate in the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 2nd. This event is a 42 mile ride for 30,000 cyclists through New York City.

We have had a wonderful response - over 60 dedicated cyclists have registered to ride on behalf of TEAM VOICES. We invite you to join us at VOICES exhibitors booth at the finish line to cheer the team on! Visit our website to support TEAM VOICES fundraising efforts. More.

VOICES Participates in Rutgers Day
Rutgers & VOICES LogosVoices of September 11th is pleased to announce our participation in Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 24, 2010. VOICES is hosting an exhibit within the “Community Zone”, to include hands-on activities for children and adults alike.

The annual event by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes the Scarlet and White football game and Big East softball and lacrosse games. Enjoy a fun filled day with your family where you will be treated to free performances, tours, exhibits and interactive activities. More.


September 11th: How We Remember Exhibit

Quilt PhotoThroughout the month of March, VOICES honored the lives of those who died, those who survived, and those who came to their rescue through a 9/11 Living Memorial Exhibit, which was held at the New Brunswick, NJ Free Public Library. The exhibit, entitled “September 11th: How We Remember” commenced with opening ceremonies on March 6th which included an interactive discussion between
members of the 9/11 community and members of the New Brunswick community. More.

VOICES Hosts College Scholarship Forum
Seminar PhotoVOICES hosted a Scholarship Forum at our New Brunswick, NJ office on March 23rd, where parents and students learned about scholarship opportunities and the application process. The event featured presentations by Ms. Rhianna Quinn Roddy, Executive Director of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund and Ms. Carolann Pierre-Morgan, Assistant Funds Manager at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Attendees were able to ask questions about the process and VOICES provided a Scholarship Informational Booklet. The gathering provided an opportunity for family members to gather and share experiences while enjoying a light buffet.

Remembering…in Song

In Song ImageA Tribute Concert dedicated to our
American Heroes of 9/11 will be held at
St. Paul’s Chapel in New York, NY on
Monday, April 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
The event will be presented by The
Northshore Children’s Chorus of Mandeville, Louisiana. The event will feature songs
of honor, healing and hope. More.



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VOICES of September 11th is a nonpartisan advocacy group that provides services and advocates for all those affected by September 11th; promotes public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism; and builds bridges between international communities changed by terrorism. In 2006, VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive that commemorates the lives and stories of September 11, 2001.