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August 7, 2012
We are profoundly saddened to hear the news of the recent shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Although the event is still under investigation, the Oak Creek Police are currently treating this as an incident of domestic terrorism.

August 3, 2012
Voices of September 11th will host several events to commemorate the 11th Anniversary. More than 300 of our members helped us plan the events by responding to our survey.

July 26, 2012
There is still time to tell us what you think! Thank you to all of you who participated in our survey. Your thoughts have been very helpful in planning our 11th Anniversary Information Forum, which will be held on Monday, September 10th at the Downtown Marriott in New York City.

July 23, 2012
Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is conducting abrief survey to assess the needs of 9/11 families, rescue and recovery workers, witnesses and survivors.

July 20, 2012
All of us at VOICES were terribly saddened to hear the news of the senseless, mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado last night. Latest reports indicate that 71 individuals were injured, and 12 tragically died. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as those who were injured and the community at large.

July 17, 2012
Last week, we received news from Joe Daniels at the 9/11 Memorial that this year's commemoration will be held on September 11th at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.

June 28, 2012
On behalf of Gala chair, Bonnie McEneaney, and all of us at VOICES, I want to thank everyone who made this year's gala so special, including our Honorary Chairs Governor Tom Kean and Brian and Jane Williams.

June 19, 2012
We are putting the finishing touches on tomorrow night's gala and are excited that so many family members will be joining us this year! One of the highlights of the evening is always the silent auction. You never know what Stephanie and her team will "discover" to tempt the gala participants.

June 14, 2012
One week to go until VOICES Always Remember gala! The gala team is busy assembling auction packages, planning table decorations and putting together seating charts. The musicians are rehearsing and speakers are polishing their remarks.

June 11, 2012
In advance of our June 20th Gala, we would like to share with you a short video, VOICES Always Remembers, created by filmmaker Jake Diserio. It features two of our keynote speakers from our previous Galas, President Bill Clinton and former Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as a memorable performance by Jon Bon Jovi.

June 6, 2012
VOICES Always Remember Gala is just two weeks away! We hope you will join us for a very special evening! Kathie Lee Gifford is our distinguished keynote speaker and David Friedman, an accomplished composer and pianist, will provide inspirational music along with our vocalists.

June 4, 2012
In this workshop we will learn a basic style of Buddhist meditation (no beliefs required!), consider how meditation can bring new perspective, and contemplate ways to bring greater wisdom, skill, and kindness into our lives. The session will include both initial meditation instruction and a brief introduction to practices that cultivate kindness and openness.

May 25, 2012
This weekend there will be Memorial Day parades in communities throughout the United States paying tribute to our veterans and the brave men and women who died serving our country. In our town, the high school band will play and sports teams, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Indian Princesses and their dads march.

May 11, 2012
This Sunday marks Mother's Day, a day to remember our mothers and reflect on the important role mothers play in shaping the lives of children. This is always an emotional time for those who have lost their mothers, children who have lost parents and parents who have lost children.

May 4, 2012
The Anne Frank Center USA 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, Director of Education, at the Center's gallery, located at 44 Park Place, two blocks north of the 9/11 Memorial.

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
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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.