VOICES News Alert

December 4, 2012

Dear Families and Friends,

We hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The holidays are a busy time of year, so we are forwarding these important updates in case you missed them.

Joe Daniels, President & CEO of the 9/11 Memorial recently announced that there will be extended hours to visit the Memorial during the holidays. From Friday, December 21 to Monday, December 31, the Memorial will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, with the last entry at 7:00 pm. As Joe said in his announcement, "this holiday schedule will allow evening visitors to see the extraordinary beauty of the waterfalls and names inscribed in bronze when they are illuminated." To read the full text of his November update, click here.
Karen Loftus in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions asked us to forward a letter about the schedule of hearings and also your rights if you are contacted by someone who says they are part of the defense team or the Military Commission. The hearings originally scheduled for December 3 - 7 have been postponed; the next hearings are now scheduled for January 18 - 31, February 12 - 15 and April 22 - 25, 2013. To read her letter, click here.
Representative Peter King has completed his tenure as Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. He will be succeeded by Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, a former U.S. attorney. Rep. King told the Daily News that he counts preserving the region's counter-terror funding as one of the top achievements of his chairmanship. To read the Daily News article click here.

To view other recent news stories, visit our In The News page on the VOICES website by clicking here.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have items of interest to the 9/11 community, please send them to Susan Dahill at sdahill@voicesofsept11.org and we will share them in future e-newsletters. Please feel free to contact our office at 203-966-3911 or 732-543-2300 if we can be of assistance.

Warm Regards
Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Staff