VOICES Newsletter

September 9, 2010

Dear Families and Friends,

As the 9th anniversary approaches, all of us at VOICES extend our heartfelt thoughts to you and your family. For those of you who will be participating in this year's commemorative events we hope you find comfort in gathering with your family and friends to honor the lives of those lost.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our 9th Annual Day of Remembrance events tomorrow in New York City. This year's gathering is intended to be informative and to promote resiliency among the 9/11 community.

We have included a full agenda of the Information Forum below. If you haven't registered and would like to attend, please contact Michelle Doherty at mdoherty@voicesofsept11.org or by phone at 203-604-4147. You may also register at the Marriott after 8am.

As we gather together around the world to commemorate September 11th, we will Always Remember your loved ones!

Warm regards,

Mary Fetchet & The VOICES Staff




9/11 Living Memorial
Workshop Appointments

New Canaan, CT
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 3:00pm

New Brunswick, NJ
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00am to 4:00pm

New Brunswick, NJ
9:00am – 7:00pm

New York City
September 10th
Marriott Downtown
8:00am – 3:00pm

For a full schedule of upcoming
workshop appointments Click Here.

VOICES Teleconference Schedule

Saturday, September 11th:
Witness/Survivors' Support Group
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 21st:
Rockland In-Person Support Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Morning Session

8:00am - Registration

8:00am to 4:00pm -

9/11 Living Memorial Workshop - By Appointment

9/11 Living Memorial workshops will be held throughout the day. 9/11 family members, survivors and rescue and recovery workers are invited to bring photographs, newspaper articles and personal mementos to document their loved one's life as well as firsthand accounts of their personal experiences.

VOICES staff will be available by appointment to digitize mementos to include in the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive. You may also drop off items that can be picked up later in the day or returned by mail after the event.

The NYC Office of the Medical Examiner

The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be available to make ID's from 10am to 3pm.

Creating Art for VOICES

Once again Dianne Brudnicki, an art teacher from Duvall, Washington and her students will be attending our Day of Remembrance Information Forum to deliver art work that they have created this year. Dianne will be joined by some of her students - Karina Cohrs, Cindy Wang, Brianna O'Brien and Melissa Brink.

New York Says Thank You Foundation

New York Says Thank You Foundation will display their 20 foot-by-30-foot flag recovered from Ground Zero, known as the National 9/11 flag. The flag was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center and stiched back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas.

9:00am to 10:00am

Roundtable for mental health professionals - by invitation
Mental health professionals working with 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors will discuss their work with the 9/11 community.

Roundtable for 9/11 community -
Join the VOICES staff who will facilitate an open discussion about areas of concern. 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors are encouraged to attend.

10:00am to 3:00pm

NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner available to make ID's

10:00am to 11:00am

Meeting the Needs of the 9/11 community

Monica Rosado, Voices of September 11th
Dr. Robin F. Goodman, A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation
Terry Miles, WTC Monitoring
Scottie Hill, Mt Sinai Monitoring
Rhianna Quinn Rhoddy, Families of Freedom

Documenting the Stories of Corporations - by invitation

Robert Isacco, Sr VP Human Resources, Fred Alger Management
Sam Winter, Administrative Assistant, Fred Alger Management
Duane Orloske, 9/11 family member
Mary and Frank Fetchet, Voices of September 11th

11:00am to 11:15am

Building Bridges Award

This year VOICES will recognize our dedicated volunteers - Duane Orloske, Kate O'Brien and Alessandra Benedetti. We appreciate their dedication and ongoing support in assisting our staff in their important work. We couldn't do it without them!!

11:15am to 12:00pm

Update on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and 9/11 Living Memorial Project

Alice Greenwald, Director NS11MM
Mary Fetchet, Founding Director, Voices of September 11th

Afternoon Session

12:00pm to 1:00pm


The 85 West Bistro, located on the first floor of the Marriott Downtown hotel is offering a $20 fixed price lunch which includes entree, soft drink, taxes and gratuity - selections include penne alla vodka, chicken caesar salad or turkey club sandwich.

The $20 lunch is also available following the September 11th commemorative services between 11am and 2pm.

1:00pm to 1:30pm

Update from the New York Medical Examiners office
Ben Figura, Director of Identification
Mark Desire, Assistant Director and WTC Identification Manager

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Advocating for Public Policy


Joe Soldverde, Congresswoman Maloney's Office
John Feal, Feal Good Foundation
Camille Joseph, Special Assistant, Senator Gillabrand
Sean Riordon, Esq., Worker's Compensation Advocate

2:30pm to 3:30pm

How We Remember

Jay Winuk, My Good Deed
David Paine, My Good Deed
Bonnie McEneaney, Author
Jeff Parness, New York Says Thank You Foundation
Janice Hazelcorn, Camp Haze

3:30pm to 4:00pm

Presentation of New York Stock Exchange
9/11 Video

Live broadcast of VOICES ringing the
New York Stock Exchange Closing bell

6:00pm to 8:00pm

New York Stock Exhange Cocktail Reception
$150 per person - Registration Required

Buffalo, NY - 9/11 Memorial Service
WNY Families of September 11th invites you to join in our 9/11 Remembrance Service on Saturday September 11th at 10 am at the American Red Cross at 786 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 14209. Each year, our family group erects a Flag Tribute on the grounds of the Red Cross. More.

Remembering the Heroes:
A Musical Tribute to the Victims of 9/11

A concert performed in memory of those whose lives were lost during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Music from the movies, broadway and Classical selections by John Williams, Telemann, James Horner and many more. More.

9th Annual Walk with Joe
The 9th annual Walk with Joe will be held on Saturday, September 11th, 2010, 10 a.m. at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ. The Walk with Joe honors Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, a hero on Flight 93, as well as the other victims of 9/11. More.

Morris County, NJ 9/11 Memorial Service
The Morris County 9/11 Memorial will host a remembrance service and candlelight vigil on Saturday, Sept 11 at 7pm. The public is invited. The memorial is located on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany, NJ. The memorial includes steel from the World Trade Center and has all the names of the victims engraved into paver stones that encircle the monument. More.

South River, NJ 9/11 Memorial Service
A memorial ceremony, hosted by Mayor Raymond Eppinger, the Borough Council and the Christopher Dincuff family, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the 9/11 Memorial at Daileys Pond Park on Prospect Street. Christopher Dincuff, who died at age 31, was born in South River and was known throughout the community for his strong bond with the town. More.

Click here for a full list of events of interest to the 9/11 community during the week of September 11th.

9/11 Remembrance Flag Gaining Popularity
Almost ten years ago, during the September 11th tragedy, like most people in the United States, a couple in Upstate New York were moved by the events they saw unfolding before them on television. A few days after the events that had the nation holding its collective breath, Steve and Joanne Galvin decided they wanted to do something more than give a one time monetary donation, so began the 9/11 National Remembrance Flag. More.

Monroe visited by man on cross-country walk to mark 9/11
On Sept. 11, Ground Zero will have thousands of visitors. While some may travel long distances to be there, it’s likely that only one will have made a 3,000-mile trek by foot. Armand Young, whose journey began in southern California in April 2007, walked trogh Monroe on Tuesday afternoon during his campaign, Bamboo the Walk, a journey with any number of missions and – for lack of a better word - vehicles to see them through. More.

St. Barts Hosts 9/11 Service Honoring A Weekend of Hope and Remembrance
A service sung in memory of those who perished on 9/11 will be offered on Saturday, September 11 at 11 am in the church. Members of St. Bartholomew’s Choir will sing works of Palestrina, Tavener and the Kontakion, a Kievan chant setting of the Final Commendation, included as part of the Burial Rite in the Book of Common Prayer. More.

Visit VOICES In The News for articles and announcements of interest to the 9/11 community.


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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.