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Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center

Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center
Cathy Ong-Herrera asked that we share with you the exciting news that the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department Commission has voted unanimously to name their newly renovated recreation center the "Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center." Betty Ann was the flight attendant who first reported the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11. The renaming of the center honors the memory of Betty Ann Ong and all who sacrificed their lives on September 11th. For information about the center and how you can support the the non-profit Betty Ann Ong Foundation, click here.

Clinton Global Initiative 2011 Annual Meeting

CGI
VOICES Executive Director Mary Fetchet was honored to represent VOICES at the Clinton Global Initiative. The CGI Annual Meeting is an invitation-only event held each September in New York City for heads of state, chief executives of companies, directors of major nonprofits, and other global leaders. For four days, members make new connections and share insights and ideas. They learn about creative approaches taken by organizations around the world. They hear from inspiring speakers who come from different sectors, different countries, and different points of view. They analyze what works, and what doesn't. Then they take that knowledge and use it to create programs that effect meaningful and lasting change in the world.

Paint by Number Project - September 10th and 11th

Paint by Number Project
Family members of those lost on 9/11, survivors and rescue workers all participated in a project to remember the events of 9/11 by painting a section of the "Gone But Not Forgotten" canvas designed by artist Dan Robbins of Palmer Paints. The Paint By Number corner of the exhibit space was lively with people showing their artistry while sharing stories of their experiences over the last ten years. Those interested in creating their own version of the Paint By Number commemorative painting, can order a kit by connecting to the order form here.

VOICES Day of Remembrance Events

Speaker Series
VOICES will hold its annual commemorative events this year in two locations - in New York City and Washington DC. Our Tenth Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum will be held on Saturday, September 10th and the Commemorative Luncheon on September 11th. More.

The Office of Justice Programs' 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
The Office of Justice Programs held a 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at their office in Washington DC. The speakers included Kathryn Turman, Program Director of the Office for Victim Assistance in the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Mary and Frank Fetchet of Voices of September 11th. Kathryn Turner spoke about responding to 9/11 and lessons learned. Mary and Frank Fetchet spoke about VOICES' work to provide information and support services for all those impacted by the attacks on 9/11.

Keith Roma Awards and Breakfast, September 8th

Keith Roma Awards
"Celebrating Our Everyday Heroes," the Keith Roma Humanitarian Awards and Memorial Breakfast, will take place on September 8th from 9-11 AM. It will be held at 7 World Trade Center on the 49th floor overlooking the 9/11 Memorial & Museum site. The program is sponsored by the New York Fire Patrol, the oldest paid fire organization in the United States. Keith Roma, who lost his life on 9/11, was a member of the organization.

Ceremony Honoring Connecticut's 9/11 First Responders and Volunteers

Honoring CT 9/11 First Responders and Volunteers
The Connecticut U.S. Attorney's office, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and Voices of September 11th hosted the ceremony as a show of gratitude for emergency workers who rushed to the World Trade Center site a decade ago. Held at the 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, speakers included Governor Dan Malloy and VOICES Board member, Bonnie McEneaney. More.

Washington DC Forum

Information Forum and Luncheon
VOICES held its first 9/11 Information Forum and Luncheon in the Washington DC area for families, survivors and rescue workers of those lost on 9/11. The program was a partnership with the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Fund. 9/11 family member Kathy Dillaber and survivor Laurie Kemp helped to coordinate the event, along with VOICES staff members and volunteers. WABC-TV reporter Diana Williams spoke to Pentagon family members and members of the VOICES staff about why it was important for VOICES to host this inaugural event. Watch the videos: Remembering 9/11 at the Pentagon and Pentagon prepares to mark September 11th.

Empty Sky Memorial in New Jersey

Empty Sky Memorial in New Jersey
New Jersey's official 9/11 memorial opened on Saturday, September 10th after a solemn dedication attended by more than 3,000 people. The "Empty Sky" memorial, named after a Bruce Springsteen song inspired by the loss of life on 9/11, bears the names of those who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. The commemoration included a slide show presentation, created by VOICES, of the more than 750 residents from New Jersey lost on 9/11. The slide show can now be seen at the New Jersey State Museum.

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit in Washington DC

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit
On September 8th, the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit in Washington, DC was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The day-long summit was cosponsored by Voices of September 11th, the Center for National Policy and the Rockefeller Foundation. Guest speakers included political leaders, engineers, 9/11 survivors, FEMA administrators, Coast Guard members and more. The discussions centered on a series of documentaries, including one produced by VOICES and Take Part entitled "Voices." The film features VOICES founder, Mary Fetchet; CEO of Fred Alger Management, Dan Chung; and family members Dana Tamuccio and Roman Gertsberg. You can view the 13 minute film here. The theme of Remembrance, Renewal and Resilience was also told in the six short form documentaries that were shown and in the panel discussions that followed. You can see all the films on the Road to Resilience website, http://www.road2resilience.org.

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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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