May 3, 2012
Last year, VOICES Annual Gala was truly a memorable experience. This year, we can not promise you: More tornado warnings, Brian Williams' imitation of the Phantom, Or that Barry Diller's boat will be docked, in the adjacent slip.
April 30, 2012
Tomorrow marks one year since the death of Osama bin Laden. Many have expressed that last year's breaking news caused a whirlwind of emotions, from shock and relief to reminders of the heartbreaking loss that we suffered, both individually and collectively as a nation. As we learned more about the mission, we felt a deep admiration for the brave Navy SEALs who conducted the military operation and an indebtedness to those who dedicate their lives every day to fighting the war on terrorism.
April 26, 2012
The Anne Frank Museum and Voices of September 11th will co-host a 4-session diary writing workshop beginning in May. We hope you will join us! The workshop will be taught by Maureen McNeil, the Director of Education at the new Anne Frank Center Gallery, located at 44 Park Place, four blocks north of the 9/11 Memorial. The workshop will be held on 4 consecutive Tuesday's from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Tuesday, May 15, 22, 29 and June 5th.
April 20, 2012
This week the Oklahoma City community is gathering together to remember their loved ones who tragically died in the bombing of the Murrah building seventeen years ago. The 9/11 families have always had a strong bond with the families and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing. In the aftermath of 9/11, these kind individuals immediately travelled to New York City to offer our families their sympathy and support.
April 16, 2012
We have been asked to invite you to participate in a special ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on Wednesday May 2nd to honor veterans and, in particular, those who have lost their lives in serving our country. This ceremony will be part of a 1,700 mile walk that will begin at West Point on May 1st and conclude n Dallas, Texas on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
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.