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Thoughts on the Opening of the 9/11 Museum

Thoughts on the Opening of the 9/11 Museum

As the 9/11 Museum officially opens to the public today, I want to take a moment to acknowledge those who made this day possible. This has been a long journey and a collaborative effort that began just months after the attacks when families and others impacted gathered to discuss creating a fitting memorial.

The Museum would not have been built without the leadership of government officials including Mayor Bloomberg. Governor Pataki, Senators Clinton and Schumer, to mention a few. More.

An Update from the Office of Military Commissions

Motivational Interviewing Training

Karen Loftus from the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions asked us to send you information about hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay in April and June. Karen's email is below and you can view the current docketing order.

There is a hearing scheduled in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 14-17 April 2014. All four of the CCTV sites will be open daily. If you need to update your badge, please let us know and we will alert the Visitor's Center of your expected arrival. More.

Exciting Announcement from 9/11 Museum

Exciting Announcement from 9/11 Museum

Our partners at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have asked us to share exciting news about the upcoming opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum! In the email below, they provide details about the Dedication Period that begins on Thursday, May 15, preceding the public opening on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

The opening of the Museum would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of thousands of people for nearly 13 years. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize four individuals who we have had the privilege of working with closely over the past several years. Many of you know Joe Daniels and Alice Greenwald in their leadership roles at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. More.

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation College Scholarships

The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation is a scholarship program. Its' purpose is to provide grants to enable the children of firefighters, the children of other victims of the September 11 attacks, and the children of other fires and disasters to afford higher education. The specific details on eligibility as well as the application process may be found on our website, www.mlynch.org.

The deadline for application submission is earlier this year, February 14, in order for us to inform applicants prior to May 1st, when they must make their college selections. More.

BIKEMAN: A 9/11 Play

BIKEMAN: A 9/11 Play
Bikeman is a new play adapted from the critically acclaimed book by Thomas F. Flynn, a reporter recounting his first person experience on the morning of the September 11 attacks. The Producers of Bikeman proudly support the 9/11 Memorial. More.

Register Now for the 2014 5K Run/Walk

9/11 Memorial Run/Walk

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a 5KRun/Walk and Family Day in New York City on April 27. All funds raised will directly support the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. You can participate by registering as a Global Runner and committing to run, walk, or participate from home. Please encourage friends, family, co-workers, or even your local gym to get involved.

Learn more and register online now at 911memorial.org/5K. The deadline for early, discounted registration is January 31, 2014.

Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma

Promoting Resiliency in Communities
On Friday, January 17th Voices of September 11th is hosting a Community Resilience Symposium in conjunction with Rutgers University to educate professionals about the needs of victims' families and survivors. The event will be held at Rutgers University, Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center, 100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 from 8:30am to 3:30pm. More.

Give Back on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday
This year on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Voices of September 11th is joining with others in celebrating a day dedicated to giving. On this day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday - a national movement to celebrate giving during the Holiday Season! More.

Office of Military Commissions December Hearings Update

Hearings in the U.S. v. KSM et al (2) began on Monday, 16 December 2013 as scheduled. On four occasions last week, Mr. Bin al Shibh became disruptive in the courtroom. After repeated admonitions from the Military Judge to stop disrupting the proceedings, Judge Pohl had Mr. Bin al Shibh removed from the courtroom.
 
On 18 December 2013, the Defense filed a motion, AE 152F, alleging that Mr. Binalshibh is being exposed to noises and vibrations in his cell that interfere with his ability to concentrate or sleep. More.

Remembering Our Friend and Colleague, Darlene Johnson

Remembering Darlene Johnson
I am writing with the sad news that our longtime friend and former co-worker, Darlene Johnson, has passed away after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
 
First and foremost, Darlene was a personal friend who quietly supported our family through a challenging time after 9/11. We will always be grateful! Darlene was also instrumental in shaping Voices of September 11th - first as a volunteer and board member, and later in a leadership role at VOICES for over 5 years. 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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