May 25, 2012
This weekend there will be Memorial Day parades in communities throughout the United States paying tribute to our veterans and the brave men and women who died serving our country. In our town, the high school band will play and sports teams, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Indian Princesses and their dads march.
May 11, 2012
This Sunday marks Mother's Day, a day to remember our mothers and reflect on the important role mothers play in shaping the lives of children. This is always an emotional time for those who have lost their mothers, children who have lost parents and parents who have lost children.
May 4, 2012
The Anne Frank Center USA and Voices of September 11th will co-host a 4-session diary writing workshop beginning in May. We hope you will join us! The workshop will be taught by Maureen McNeil, Director of Education, at the Center's gallery, located at 44 Park Place, two blocks north of the 9/11 Memorial.
May 3, 2012
Last year, VOICES Annual Gala was truly a memorable experience. This year, we can not promise you: More tornado warnings, Brian Williams' imitation of the Phantom, Or that Barry Diller's boat will be docked, in the adjacent slip.
April 30, 2012
Tomorrow marks one year since the death of Osama bin Laden. Many have expressed that last year's breaking news caused a whirlwind of emotions, from shock and relief to reminders of the heartbreaking loss that we suffered, both individually and collectively as a nation. As we learned more about the mission, we felt a deep admiration for the brave Navy SEALs who conducted the military operation and an indebtedness to those who dedicate their lives every day to fighting the war on terrorism.
April 26, 2012
The Anne Frank Museum and Voices of September 11th will co-host a 4-session diary writing workshop beginning in May. We hope you will join us! The workshop will be taught by Maureen McNeil, the Director of Education at the new Anne Frank Center Gallery, located at 44 Park Place, four blocks north of the 9/11 Memorial. The workshop will be held on 4 consecutive Tuesday's from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Tuesday, May 15, 22, 29 and June 5th.
April 20, 2012
This week the Oklahoma City community is gathering together to remember their loved ones who tragically died in the bombing of the Murrah building seventeen years ago. The 9/11 families have always had a strong bond with the families and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing. In the aftermath of 9/11, these kind individuals immediately travelled to New York City to offer our families their sympathy and support.
April 16, 2012
We have been asked to invite you to participate in a special ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on Wednesday May 2nd to honor veterans and, in particular, those who have lost their lives in serving our country. This ceremony will be part of a 1,700 mile walk that will begin at West Point on May 1st and conclude n Dallas, Texas on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
April 10, 2012
We have been asked by Karen Loftus of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions to forward to you a series of emails about the upcoming trials in Guantanamo Bay. The first letter is to inform you that Bruce MacDonald, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions, has referred to a military commission charges against five detainees for their alleged involvements in the 9/11 attacks.
April 5, 2012
All of us at VOICES would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends and families from around the world a blessed Easter and Passover. At the interfaith service that we hosted two weeks ago in New York City, Rabbi Norman Patz quoted Psalm 71 in his message.