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.
December 23, 2011
All of us at VOICES send our warm wishes for a holiday season filled with the precious gifts of special friendships, the joy of family times together and the blessing of happy memories. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends and a happy and healthy New Year filled with renewed hope! Our offices will be closed the remainder of December and reopen on Tuesday, January 3. We look forward to working with you in 2012!
December 14, 2011
All of us at VOICES have been inspired by the heartwarming response to our invitation to participate in the "Always Remember Commemorative Book". It has been such a pleasure for our staff members to work with family and friends to create meaningful tributes to your loved ones. We want to notify you that the deadline for submissions has been extended to this Friday, December 16th so we can accommodate families who are in the process of creating their tributes.
December 6, 2011
We have had a wonderful response to our recent mailing inviting our membership to participate in the "Always Remember" Commemorative Book. Thanks to those of you who have called or written to express your support of this project. We are very excited that in addition to the written tribute we will be able to include a color photograph.
November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, to count our blessings, remember our loved ones and to look to the future with hope. I thought I'd share this quote that captures the essence of gratitude, which is so much a part of the holiday season.
November 21, 2011
Sip hot mulled cider and enjoy a light buffet with our staff, friends and family members. Children will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts activities. VOICES is supporting Rutgers University Veterans, and the Blue Star Families' "Books on Bases, Smiles On Faces."
November 11, 2011
In many cities across the United States, communities observed Veteran's Day by gathering together for a Veteran's Day parade. New York was no exception. Young and old alike gathered to watch a full fanfare of American flags waving, bands playing, and representatives from the military and prominent leaders march up Fifth Avenue.
October 28, 2011
In this week's newsletter we are featuring stories about the legacy that several family members have created through their work. Last week President Obama honored Steve and Liz Alderman with the 2011 Presidential Citizens Award for their work in establishing clinics in post-conflict countries through the foundation they created in memory of their son, Peter. As Liz Alderman wrote in her e-mail, "we wanted to leave a profound and indelible mark that Peter existed and that because he had lived, the world would be a better place."
October 20, 2011
During the months of November & December, Voices of September 11th will host 9/11 Living Memorial Workshops in several locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. VOICES staff is available to meet with you at our New Canaan, CT or New Brunswick, NJ offices or to host a workshop in your community.
October 14, 2011
The Tenth Anniversary was a busy and emotional time for us all. Whether you gathered at the Memorials in New York City, Washington, DC or in Shanksville, Pa, or attended memorial events in your community or chose to reflect privately, this anniversary was a challenging time for each of us.