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Homeland Security Committee Hold 9/11 Hearings

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.

Memorial Plans for Unidentified Remains

There have been recent news reports questioning the decision made many years ago regarding the inclusion of unidentified remains in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. This prompted Frank and I to join with other 9/11 family members to create the following joint letter which summarizes the thoughtful process that was guided by a wide range of family members over the course of many years. We recognize the sensitivity of this issue and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Learn More.

The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives

This new exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum has an interesting connection to those in the 9/11 community. Bill Keegan, a retired Port Authority Police lieutenant, served as the PAPD Night Operations Commander at the WTC site and he has contributed his diary to the collection on display. His diary describes line by line what he was doing on a daily basis in the recovery effort. The day displayed is Christmas Eve, 2001 - when he was working at the site and also preparing to go to Midnight Mass. Lt. Steve Mona, NYPD (Ret) and H.E.A.R.T.

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game to Benefit Bruce Simmons Scholarship Foundation

The Harlem Wizards will take on the teachers, policemen, firemen and other community leaders in Hackettstown, New Jersey in a benefit basketball game. Proceeds from the game will go to the athletic department at the Hackettstown High School and to a scholarship fund honoring Bruce Simmons, who played lineman on the football team. Bruce's sister, Missy Albergato, describes the 41 year-old partner at Sandler, O'Neil as someone who lived life to the fullest.

9/11 Responders Remembered Committee Holds a 5K Walk

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, the "9/11 Responders Remembered" Committee will hold a 5K Walk at the Nesconset Gazebo. The walk will benefit the creation of a park that will commemorate the 9/11 responders who have died. For more information, contact Rhonda Villamia at phoenixrjv@yahoo.com.

9/11 Living Memorial Workshop Held at Sachem Library

Voices of September 11th sponsored a 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop at the Sachem Public Library last week. Family members and friends of those who perished in the attacks were offered the opportunity to assemble digital memorials of their loved ones at one of many similar workshops held annually in the Tri-State area and beyond by the nonprofit group. The organization sponsors these one of a kind workshops as an integral part of their initiative.

Volunteer For VOICES

Would you be interested in volunteering your time at VOICES? VOICES is expanding our volunteer program and is reaching out to our members to assist our staff in serving the 9/11 community. Do you have good computer skills or expertise in the area of photography, graphic design or journalism? Or would you like to help plan our community workshops and special events? As we approach the tenth anniversary, the scope of VOICES' work continues to expand. Our volunteers make important contributions in assisting our staff in a variety of ways.

FealGood Foundation Sponsors Zadroga Law Legal Forum

The Fealgood Foundation has announced that they are sponsoring the first in a series of legal forums on Sunday, March 20th at Queens College Kepferberg Hall from 10am to 2pm. The forum will educate first responders and their family members about the legislation in the Zadroga Law and what they need to know before the legislation opens for filing. Several law firms will be featured in the panel discussion. This forum is the first in a series of meetings that will be organized by the Fealgood Foundation over the next several months.

Speaker Series in New Jersey VOICES' New Brunswick Office

VOICES is hosting a Speaker Series to help prepare 9/11 families, survivors and rescue and recovery workers for the tenth anniversary. Each of the presentations will focus on building a community of support while promoting self-expression, healing and resilience. All presentations will be held at our office at 84 Albany Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Join us on Wednesday, March 30th from 1pm to 2:30pm to hear our first guest speaker, Victoria Roche, speak about journaling as a means of self-expression and freedom.

Bike Rider Pedals to Honor Classmates Lost On 9/11

For the first time, the TD Bank 5 Boro Bike Tour is offering participants the opportunity to "Ride For A Reason." Participant Anthony Saggese has 28 reasons - his fellow alumni at Xavierian High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, who were lost on 9/11. Anthony is raising funds for VOICES in honor of these classmates when he participates in the 42 mile bike tour on May 1st. The school honors their fallen classmates each year on September 11th and has a tribute and eternal flame on the grounds of the school.

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VOICES Provides Support Services

VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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