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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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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.

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VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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