February 29, 2008
As you know this past Tuesday, February 26th was the 15th anniversary of the first attack on the World Trade Center when six individuals were tragically killed, over 1,000 injured, and thousands escaped the buildings. As I reflect on that day, I have vivid memories of watching in disbelief the news reports of the first attack on the World Trade Center, never realizing that our lives would be intertwined on 9/11.
February 15, 2008
While our staff is working diligently in our offices to expand the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive, my husband Frank and I met with 9/11 family members in Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday. It was truly a pleasure to meet families for the first time and hear about the wonderful lives of their loved ones that will be reflected in the 9/11 Living Memorial.
February 8, 2008
On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the British Memorial Garden Trust's fifth annual Gala. As many of you know, the Trust, led by visionary Camilla Hellman, is creating a lovely garden in New York City’s Hanover Square Park to commemorate the 67 British lives lost on September 11, 2001.
February 1, 2008
Today I am in snowy yet lovely Chicago, which brings back fond memories of visiting my grandparents as a child. Yesterday we held a 9/11 Living Memorial workshop for family members who braved the snowstorm to learn more about the project.
January 20, 2008
It is with great sadness that I am notifying you of the very sad news that Mario Canzoneri, a dear friend to all of us at VOICES has passed away. Mario, his wife Karen and their Smile Retrievers have been an important part of our annual September 10th and 11th events.
January 11, 2008
We are off to a great start as we hosted two 9/11 Living Memorial workshops this week - one in Tampa, Florida and the other in Baldwin, Long Island. Collectively over twenty families began the process of creating tribute pages and documenting their firsthand accounts.
January 4, 2008
Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday season. As we begin 2008, I cannot resist a brief reflection on 2007 and, more importantly, touch upon our enhanced support programs for the coming year.
December 20, 2007
Last week I was honored to join the National September 11 Memorial Museum tour at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. The traveling exhibition was the final stop in a 25-city itinerary, paying tribute to the victims and heroes of September 11th.
December 7, 2007
Once a year I devote my letter to asking for your financial support. At a time when many 9/11 organizations are closing or revisiting their mission, VOICES is stronger than ever, with broadened programs planned in 2008.
November 30, 2007
Our staff attended the World Trade Center Registry Public Meeting on Wednesday at Pace University in New York City. The conference provided an update on efforts to monitor the health of rescue workers, survivors and residents living and working in the vicinity of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.