April 10, 2012
We have been asked by Karen Loftus of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions to forward to you a series of emails about the upcoming trials in Guantanamo Bay. The first letter is to inform you that Bruce MacDonald, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions, has referred to a military commission charges against five detainees for their alleged involvements in the 9/11 attacks.
April 5, 2012
All of us at VOICES would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends and families from around the world a blessed Easter and Passover. At the interfaith service that we hosted two weeks ago in New York City, Rabbi Norman Patz quoted Psalm 71 in his message.
April 3, 2012
Cupcakes and daffodils - what a wonderful way to mark a special occasion! On Saturday, March 24th, VOICES invited members of the 9/11 community to come together for an interfaith service and a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. The gathering took place at the historic St. Peter's R.C. Church, just a short distance from the World Trade Center site. Father Kevin Madigan and Reverend Dale Lind led the participants in prayer and Rabbi Norman R. Patz wrote in his message that "we must be the instruments of God's justice and mercy."
March 29, 2012
Save the Date for Voices of September 11th Annual Always Remember Benefit on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30pm.
March 28, 2012
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund in partnership with Scholarship America, Dunbar Educational Consultants, and Voices of September 11th invite you to a College Prep Seminar, hosted by Morgan Stanley. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Morgan Stanley headquarters, located at 1585 Broadway (between 47th and 48th) in NYC.
March 20, 2012
All of us at VOICES are looking forward to visiting with you at this Saturday's Always Remember Interfaith Service at St. Peter's R.C. Church. It will be a beautiful day to visit this landmark church and the 9/11 Memorial. We visited with Father Madigan last week and we have prepared a two minute "trailer" for you to view so that you can get to know him as well – and see his historic parish church and the St. Peter's Memorial Cross.
March 14th, 2012
What a beautiful day! As the daffodils in our gardens begin to bloom, it makes me think of the wonderful gift of The Daffodil Project - a joint endeavor between NY4P and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The Daffodil Project was founded in response to the attacks of September 11th as a memorial, that would raise the spirits of New Yorkers and revitalize parks and communities throughout the five boroughs.
February 10, 2012
Saturday, February 12th marks the third anniversary of the death of our friend Beverly Eckert, who died in an airplane crash in Buffalo, New York. As many of you know, Beverly lost her husband Sean Rooney on 9/11 and co-founded VOICES. She was also a staunch advocate on a variety of 9/11 issues, especially government reforms to make the country safer.
January 27, 2012
In just a week's time we have had two individuals important to the 9/11 community pass away. I am writing today to share the very sad news that Bill Doyle's wife, Camille Doyle died on Wednesday. Camille was the mother of Joseph Doyle, who was lost on 9/11. Her husband, Bill, has dedicated his life to keeping members of the 9/11 community informed about issues that are important to them. She is also survived by her son, Billy, and daughter, Doreen, as well as her five loving granddaughters.
January 19, 2012
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Bridges, the mental health clinic I worked at as a clinical social worker prior to September 11th. I joined the staff in 1994 as part of their interdisciplinary team providing counseling services to adults. On the morning of September 11th, after receiving a call from my husband, I went to a television in an adjoining building with the director of our agency. As we entered the room, we watched in disbelief as the second plane flew into the 2nd tower, where my son Brad worked on the 89th floor.