August 3, 2009


August 3, 2009


Dear Families and Friends,


As the 8th anniversary approaches we are making plans for our annual September 10th Day of Remembrance in New York City and at our new office in New Brunswick New Jersey. The Day of Remembrance will include a 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop, an update on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and a series of breakout sessions and panel discussions. In an effort to understand the needs of our membership, we ask you to take a few moments to participate in a brief survey included below. Your input will help us finalize our program! We are also interested in finding a sponsor for the event.


During the month of August we have scheduled several 9/11 Living Memorial Workshops in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.  We hope you take an opportunity to participate in a workshop and begin the process of creating a meaningful tribute to your loved one.    


All of us at VOICES are very excited about participating in the World Trade Center Run to Remember, which will be held on September 6th at Governor’s Island in New York City.    The Run to Remember Foundation, Inc., is coordinating this 3K and 5K Run/Walk both to honor the memories of all the 9/11 victims as well as to raise funds and awareness for several 9/11 organizations, including Voices of September 11th.  We hope you will join us on September 6th to raise funds for VOICES programs.  All donations made to VOICES will benefit our efforts to create a meaningful tribute to those who died in the 9/11 Living Memorial.  If you haven’t viewed the 9/11 Living Memorial Project, please visit www.911livingmemorial.org.


Warm Regards,

Mary and the Voices Staff



9/11 World Trade Center Run to Remember


Join VOICES in the 9/11 World Trade Center 3K Fun Run or 5K Run to Remember on September 6, 2009


Voices of September 11th is proud to participate in the Inaugural World Trade Center Run to Remember on September 6, 2009 on Governors Island in New York City. We invite you to join us to honor the memories of all the 9/11 victims while raising funds and awareness for several 9/11 organizations including Voices of September 11th.


The Inaugural 9/11 World Trade Center Run to Remember, sponsored by the Run to Remember

Foundation, Inc. will include a 3K Fun Run and a 5K Run/Walk on Governor's Island with more than five miles of car-free biking, acres of green space for picnics, art exhibitions, performances, and beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty.  The ferry ride to the island is free.


There are several ways you can participate:


Sign Up for the Race

VOICES invites our membership to run/walk in the race on behalf of Voices of September 11th. There is a $25 entry fee ($35 after August 31st).  Register online at www.wtcruntoremember.com and select a fundraising goal, then please ask friends and family to support your walk or run by donating to the event. Donations that are made on behalf of Voices of September 11th will support VOICES ongoing efforts to create the 9/11 Living Memorial as a meaningful tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001 and those who survived.

Donate to Support a Participant If you are not able to attend, consider supporting a runner who is racing on behalf of Voices of September 11th.  Or donate in memory of a victim by signing up to donate CLick Here
Volunteer at the Event Voices of September 11th will need volunteers to assist us in this great endeavor. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us via e-mail at mrosado@voicesofsept11.org or by phone at 203-966-3911. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity!

Be a Sponsor of the Event Sponsorship packages range from $1K to the presenting sponsor at $50K. Sponsors of in-kind donations are also needed such as beverages (water, soda,  fruit, etc.).





Help VOICES plan our Day of Remembrance programs – we need your input!


We are finalizing our plans for our annual Day of Remembrance events in New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Your input will be very helpful so we can plan breakout sessions and panel discussion that meet the needs of our membership.  Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to complete this brief questionnaire. 


LINK to survey



September 11th concerts and ceremonies


September 11, 2009

The British Memorial Garden Trust proudly announces that concerts and ceremonies

will once again take place simultaneously on September 11th in both

Hanover Square, New York and Grosvenor Square, London.


These events are organized in association with The September Concert series.

In New York, we do hope that you will join us at 12.45pm

As we honour the day with a short Concert and Ceremony

in the British Garden at Hanover Square.

After the concert there will be a reception at the India House Club, One Hanover Square.

Please see details and reply card below. Click here to download a reply card in PDF format.



VOICES Programs and events


9/11 Living Memorial Workshop Schedule

VOICES is hosting a number of 9/11 Living Memorial workshops in the tri-state area. In addition to the workshops listed below we would be happy to arrange a workshop in your community. To learn more, or to register for a workshop, please contact Monica Rosado at (203) 966-3911 or mrosado@voicesofsept11.org. You can also visit www.911livingmemorial.org


VOICES, New Brunswick: Meet and Greet

Join us at our new office to meet the staff.

Date: Wednesday, August 5th
Location: VOICES, 84 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ


Our Lady Help of Christians Rectory, Brooklyn

Date: Thursday, August 6th

Location: Our Lady Help of Christians Rectory, 1315 East 28th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210


VOICES, New Canaan

Date: Tuesday, August 11th
Location: VOICES, 161 Cherry Street, New Canaan


VOICES, New Brunswick

Date: Wednesday, August 12th
Location: VOICES, 84 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ


KBW, New York

Date: Thursday, August 13th for KBW families & employees
Location: The office of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, 787 7th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY


VOICES, New Brunswick

Date: Tuesday, August 18th
Location: VOICES, 84 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ


VOICES, New Brunswick

Date: Wednesday, August 26th
Location: VOICES, 84 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ


Manhasset Public Library

Date: Thursday, August 27th
Location: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY


Teleconference Schedule:

Voices of September 11th offers teleconference groups that are facilitated by our mental health professionals. The teleconference groups provide an opportunity for those impacted by 9/11 to talk with others that share their same experience. Please contact our office at (203) 966-3911 if you are interested in participating.

Tuesday, August 4th: Firefighter Mothers Teleconference Group, 10:00am to 11:00am

Tuesday, August 4th: Parents Teleconference Group, 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 4th: Parenting Teleconference Group, 9:00pm to 10:00pm


Click Here for more details about the time of the workshops



Calendar of Events


Share Your Story with the Museum in the Washington Metropolitan Area


The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to be working with Arlington County and partner StoryCorps, to record oral history interviews with victims' family members, first responders, volunteers, survivors, and witnesses of the 9/11 attacks. The Memorial Museum will preserve these personal stories in order to tell the story of 9/11 and to remember those who were killed.


For three days – September 2, 3, and 4 -- Museum oral historians and StoryCorps staff will conduct oral history interviews at the Arlington County Government Center in Arlington, VA. These stories will play a vital role in the Museum’s exhibitions and programming, enabling authentic accounts of 9/11 and its aftermath.


To learn more about opportunities to share your story and to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Katie Gora, 9/11 Memorial Museum Program Associate at 212-312-8797 or email collections@sept11mm.org; or Jenny Pachucki, 9/11 Memorial Museum Oral Historian at 212-312-8785 or email collections@sept11mm.org





In the News


9/11 families to get day in court with actor James Woods

Actor James Woods may testify that he spotted the Al Qaeda terrorists on an August 2001 flight when the first wrongful-death trial from 9/11 kicks off in April. Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Tuesday set April 12, 2010, for the start of a trial spurred by lawsuits filed by the families of victims who died aboard hijacked planes that crashed into the twin towers on 9/11. To read more, Click Here.


Powell to speak at Flight 93 site in Pa. on 9/11
Colin Powell, the former secretary of state, will be the keynote speaker Sept. 11 at the ceremony to honor the victims of Flight 93, the Families of Flight 93 group announced yesterday. Forty passengers and crew were killed when Flight 93, on the way from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco, crashed into a Western Pennsylvania field on the day of terrorist attacks against the United States. To read more, Click Here.