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This afternoon Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he is referring the cases of the five 9/11 conspirators to the Department of Defense and the trials will proceed in a military tribunal. The press release is included below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 203-966-3911.

Last week, Mary Fetchet attended the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearings chaired By Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator Susan Collins. Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, Chairmen of the 9/11 Commission testified before the Committee. Although some progress has been made, the 9/11 Commissioners highlighted several areas that remain unresolved. As you know, these dedicated individuals remain committed to ensuring that the 9/11 Commission reforms are implemented. The link below includes their important testimony.

9/11 Memorial Of Maryland
The state of Maryland will honor Maryland's victims, responders and their families at the Maryland 9/11 Memorial on the plaza of the World Trade Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. They have asked that Maryland residents review the names of those they plan to include and to advise them of any corrections. More.

A Caring Hand Spring Fundraiser April 6
Spring arrives this weekend and next up on the calendar is the A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation annual fundraising event on April 6th. We are returning to the spectacular Tribeca Rooftop for our tasting event with some favorite great restaurants from the past and some hot new ones. During the evening we are proud to honor some amazing New Yorkers with a special passion for our work with bereaved children and families. We will also have our live and silent auction and live music. More.

Captain Egan 5K Run/Walk on May 15
The 5th Annual Captain Martin J. Egan, Jr. 5K Memorial Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 10:00am at the Midland Beach Picnic Area. (Tahter Capodanno BLVD. & Lincoln Ave.) in Staten Island, New York. Proceeds to benefit a scholarship in Marty's Name at Monsignor Farrell High School. More.

New York Says Thank You Film
The "New York Says Thank You" film which will be having its World Premier at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. To view the trailer of the film, go to the Tribeca site for the film,www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/new_york_says_thank_you-film34428.html. For more updates on premiers and screenings for the film click on: www.newyorksaysthankyoumovie.com.

New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser on May 9th
The New Jersey Memorial Foundation announces its "Empty Sky Memorial Benefit Dinner on May 9. 2011 at the Short Hills Hilton More.

Attorney General Announces Terrorist Trials To Be Held In Military Tribunal
On April 4, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he is referring the cases of the five conspirators in the attacks against our country on September 11, 2001 to the Department of Defense to proceed in military commissions. More.

9/11 Commissioners Testify Before Senate Committee
Almost 10 years after the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton testified before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).The record of the testimony can be found here. In the coming months, the Senate committee will hold four additional hearings. More.

Terror Intelligence Lacking 10 Years After 9/11, Chairmen Say
U.S. intelligence agencies still haven't completed their transformation into an effective counterterrorism operation almost 10 years after the Sept. 11 strikes, the co-chairmen of a commission that investigated the attacks said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is struggling to balance its intelligence and crime-fighting responsibilities, said Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, the former co-chairmen, in a joint statement to a Senate panel. More.