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9/11 Summit: Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience

Speaker Series
Voices of September 11th is co-sponsoring the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit with the Center for National Policy at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Summit will be the main commemorative event in the nation's capital, remembering the almost 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2011 and reflecting upon the extraordinary stories of unity, selflessness, and resilience surrounding the events of 9/11.

Morton Frank Golf Outing - Lake Success, NY on August 1

Golf Outing
Each year family members and friends of Morty Frank participate in a golf outing with friends attending from as far away as Florida. The outing will take place at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY. It raises money for Lynbrook High School, the Adolescent Skills Center, Camp Sunshine, Sit, Stay, Read, the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Tribute WTC Center. For information about participating in the outing, contact Phyllis and Mel Frank at 212-772-3265.

Reading Of The Names on 9/11

Reading Names
If any family member would like to read names at the commemoration ceremony at the World Trade Center on 9/11, please remember that the deadline to register is Friday, July 29th . All victims' names will be read, including the names of those lost at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. If you would like to volunteer to read names or have any questions, please call: 212-442-8953 or e-mail cferer@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Launch of 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Day of Service
Congressional leaders met on July 14th at the U.S. Capitol to re-stitch the National 9/11 flag that was damaged in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center . The event also was the launch of the campaign for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.` In support of the Tenth Anniversary, HandsOn Network has joined MyGood Deed to lead a coalition of national partners presenting this day of service. Visit their website for information on how you can participate.

9/11 Memorial and Museum Reservation Plans

911 Memorial
The 9/11 Memorial has announced that family members will be offered the first opportunity to secure advance reservations to visit the 9/11 Memorial after it opens officially on September 12, 2011. They also reminded family members that they can visit names.911memorial.org to see their loved one's name and its permanent location on the Memorial in advance of the visit. Plans for visiting the site on September 11th will be announced soon by Mayor Bloomberg's office.

Secretary Napolitano Releases Report On Fulfilling 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Secretary Napolitano Releases Report
Seven years after the release of the 9/11 Commission report, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today released a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report highlighting the significant progress that DHS, along with its many partners, have made in fulfilling specific recommendations by the 9/11 Commission to build a country that is stronger, safer and more resilient. Leading up to the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the report details advancements in strengthening and evolving the homeland security enterprise to better defend against evolving terrorist threats.

Moment of Remembrance on 9/11

Moment of Remembrance
With unanimous support, the U.S. Senate today approved a measure introduced by U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) calling on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on September 11, 2011. The Moment of Remembrance will memorialize the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks across the country with a minute of reflection, marked by the ringing of bells, sounding of sirens and other actions to remember the victims.

Students Perform In Cabaret For 10th Anniversary

Cabaret
The musical theater students at the Somerset Count Vocational and Technical High School (SVTHS) chose to make Voices of September 11th the recipient of the proceeds for this year's show. The evening's message was, "Tonight we remember the past, hope for the future and appreciate the present." The end of the academic year marks the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School's (SCVTHS) annual Cabaret-style fundraiser. The benefit, this year named, "There Will Be Light", was held at the Bridgewater Marriott Tuesday night. More.

Resilience for 9/11 Families and Survivors

Resilience for 9/11 Families
The theme was "Resilience" for the fourth program in the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 series at the New Brunswick office of Voices of September 11th. The program featured Nicci Spinazzola, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professional counselor, and board-certified expert in trauma stress. Two additional speakers are scheduled for the upcoming months. More.

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Keynote Speaker at VOICES Gala

Always Remember Benefit
VOICES hosted its 10th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum on Saturday, September 10th at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. VOICES hosted panel discussions, focus groups, 9/11 Living Memorial workshops, and exhibits of interest to 9/11 families, children, survivors rescue and recovery workers. On Sunday, September 11th we will host our Commemorative Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel, following the service at the 9/11 Memorial. More information will be available in the coming weeks. 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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