New Canaan, CT. - (May 11. 2011) Hundreds of 9/11 survivors, friends and families of victims as well as corporate representatives will gather together for the fourth Annual Always Remember Gala on June 1, 2011. The event will be hosted by Voices of September 11th (VOICES), a prominent 9/11 organization providing support services and programs for all those impacted by the attacks on September 11, 2001. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker, NBC Nightly News Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams will be the Masters of Ceremonies, Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, is the Honorary Chairman. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction and a special musical performance by a number of artists.
"The Tenth Anniversary is a milestone for our families and the country and it's also an important time to reflect, honor and recognize those special individuals who played an important role in our healing," said Mary Fetchet, Voices of September 11th Founding Director. "It is especially meaningful to have Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Governor Tom Kean participate in the VOICES event this year. These are three special individuals who played an instrumental role in helping our families, New Yorkers and our country find strength and resolve following the tragic events of 9/11."
Proceeds from the event will support VOICES' ongoing efforts to provide support services for families, rescue workers and survivors and to assist them through the emotional but healing process of creating a meaningful tribute to their loved ones. VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial Project in 2006 to chronicle the nearly 3,000 lives lost and document the inspirational stories of rescue workers and survivors at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. The Living Memorial, currently online at www.voicesofseptember11.org, has grown to be an extensive collection of over 60,000 photographs, written materials and personal keepsakes that will continue to grow over time. The project will be a core component of the exhibits at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.
WHAT: Voices of September 11th (VOICES) 4th "Annual Always Remember Gala" to benefit VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial Project and support services and programs for 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors.
WHO: Keynote Speaker, Former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani Master of Ceremonies, NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, Honorary Chairman, Governor Thomas H. Kean
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
WHERE: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York City