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Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation College Scholarships

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation College Scholarships
Lou Ann Eckert-Lynch, the Scholarship Commitment Chair for the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation, asked that we update you on their scholarship program. The Foundation awards college scholarships to the children of New York City Firefighters, victims of September 11, 2001 and victims of other disasters and fires. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1. For more information, click here.

Living Memorial Workshops Scheduled

Living Memorial Workshops Scheduled
We are planning our Spring schedule for Living Memorial workshops in the New York metropolitan area, Boston and Washington, D.C. Of course, you can always send us your photos via email or regular mail. For more information on the Living Memorial project appointments, you can call Michelle in our New Canaan office at 203-966-3911 or Sheri in our New Brunswick office at 732-543-2300.

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.

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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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