November 3, 2009
Over the weekend we were notified of the very disturbing news that there was a break-in and fire in the Chapel at Memorial Park, the temporary resting place of the unidentified remains of thousands of World Trade Center victims. According to authorities, a 26 year-old law school graduate turned himself into police on Saturday evening.
October 12, 2009
This week's newsletter features secondary and university students who participated in projects remembering 9/11. We are honored to work with them and share their heartfelt letters and meaningful programs with our membership.
October 1, 2009
It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you about the sudden death of Clifton Maloney, husband of our good friend, Congresswoman Carolyn Malone. As many of you know, Carolyn Maloney has been a strong advocate demonstrating unwavering support to address the numerous issues affecting the 9/11 community over the past 8 years.
September 23, 2009
Another anniversary has come and gone! Although the anniversary is a challenging time it is always heartwarming to see so many of you in attendance at our Day of Remembrance events. Your participation reinforces the importance of providing an opportunity for the 9/11 community to come together.
September 04, 2009
This week VOICES officially opened our New Brunswick office. Thanks to our special guests - Governor Tom Kean, Congressman Rush Holt, Mayor Jim Cahill, Rutgers President Dick McCormick, DEVCO President Chris Paladino and 9/11 family member Meryl Mayo for their participation in the program. Over 200 attendees had an opportunity to see our new office and meet VOICES New Brunswick staff - Gina Reilly, Anu Gupta and Chris Edwards. We are grateful for the warm welcome!
August 28, 2009
It is such a busy time for all of us with summer winding down, children going back to school and late summer vacations ending. This newsletter will hopefully make it easier to understand the events that VOICES is offering to commemorate the 8th anniversary, as well as a calendar of events that other organizations are sponsoring.
August 3, 2009
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.
July 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson recently announced the plans for the September 11th Anniversary Ceremony in New York City. This year's service will reflect the new designation of September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Family members will join volunteers from the five boroughs to read the names of those lost. Although family members can no longer descend to bedrock, the Port Authority is providing access to the newly constructed upper level section of the memorial site.
June 29, 2009
VOICES is commemorating each and every life impacted by the September 11th terrorist attacks—including those who were lost, those who survived, and those who came to the rescue—through the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming workshops scheduled in the tri-state area. It is also possible to arrange a workshop in your community.