February 8, 2008
On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the British Memorial Garden Trust's fifth annual Gala. As many of you know, the Trust, led by visionary Camilla Hellman, is creating a lovely garden in New York City’s Hanover Square Park to commemorate the 67 British lives lost on September 11, 2001.
February 1, 2008
Today I am in snowy yet lovely Chicago, which brings back fond memories of visiting my grandparents as a child. Yesterday we held a 9/11 Living Memorial workshop for family members who braved the snowstorm to learn more about the project.
January 20, 2008
It is with great sadness that I am notifying you of the very sad news that Mario Canzoneri, a dear friend to all of us at VOICES has passed away. Mario, his wife Karen and their Smile Retrievers have been an important part of our annual September 10th and 11th events.
January 11, 2008
We are off to a great start as we hosted two 9/11 Living Memorial workshops this week - one in Tampa, Florida and the other in Baldwin, Long Island. Collectively over twenty families began the process of creating tribute pages and documenting their firsthand accounts.
January 4, 2008
Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday season. As we begin 2008, I cannot resist a brief reflection on 2007 and, more importantly, touch upon our enhanced support programs for the coming year.
December 20, 2007
Last week I was honored to join the National September 11 Memorial Museum tour at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. The traveling exhibition was the final stop in a 25-city itinerary, paying tribute to the victims and heroes of September 11th.
December 7, 2007
Once a year I devote my letter to asking for your financial support. At a time when many 9/11 organizations are closing or revisiting their mission, VOICES is stronger than ever, with broadened programs planned in 2008.
November 30, 2007
Our staff attended the World Trade Center Registry Public Meeting on Wednesday at Pace University in New York City. The conference provided an update on efforts to monitor the health of rescue workers, survivors and residents living and working in the vicinity of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
November 16, 2007
This week I had the pleasure of visiting Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The university invited me to address the student body to discuss the formation of Voices of September 11th, our advocacy work and the importance of civic engagement.
November 9, 2007
This week we held a workshop in Brooklyn, New York. Our staff was touched by the stories and the personal keepsakes the families shared to include in the 9/11 Living Memorial. They brought exceptional photographs, newspaper articles, and tributes as well as medals and awards to include in the digital archive.