Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:41 pm Post subject: 9/11 Reading of Names Is Any One Concerned
From Sep 16, 2011 to Sep 18, 2011 (included)
|SUBJECT: READING OF NAMES ANNOUNCEMENT
I awoke on Monday morning to read on NBC Channel 4 the announcement that the Mayor of New York states this was the last year for the reading of the names, that the museum and memorial staff will quote "survey the family members and first responders ' on this subject.
Note: this had been previously reported on Bloomberg Radio, the result of which I believe many readers felt compelled to remember their loved ones, believing it was the last time they would have the opportunity - no real reason to inflict this on the readers before the anniversary date).
I trust the Mayor will insure that the survey includes ALL OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS, not just those appointed to the Museum advisory committee.
Note: The rhetoric that family members would be contacted was the same announcement that was issued by the mayor and his staff regarding the placement of the remains on the seventh floor of the museum, and denying the rights of any advise and consent from the families and rendering a consensus from all of the family members.
As they have chosen to take on the role of a National Museum and Memorial the families from the WTC, the Pentagon, and all the Airline flights should have a voice, as well as those First Responders who we came to know as our hero's.
To those who say this is not possible, I would say that just as we came together in unity 10 years ago, we can join in unison to render a positive decision regarding the reading of names.
I would appreciate hearing any other opinions on this issue, please write to:
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I hope this new survey will include the families of the 746 victims of New Jersey.
I hope he will plan to include the First responders he denied having at the 2011 ceremony and opening of the Memorial, and whose comrades in arms made the ultimate sacrifice at Ground Zero.
I hope that the Governor of New Jersey and the New Jersey Members of the Port Authority will raise their voices to the Mayor as well.
I hope that all of our elected officials at city, state and Federal levels make known their views to the Mayor and Museum Staff, and utilized whatever means possible to convey their message.
I hope that those 9/11 family organizations who remain on the landscape, whatever they now claim as their mission, remain united in opposition to any survey which does not reach each and every 9/11 family member known, that a methodology be developed to allow families and first responders to participate in this Survey.
I hope that every 9/11 family member, every citizen make known to the Museum Staff and Mayor that the Reading of the Names is important to them and should be continued from generation to generation.
Note: Not unlike the reading of the names of those lost in the Holocaust is a symbolic and personal way of remembering victims.
I hope that my leaders of my church, the Episcopal Church raise their Voices, and vow to support the reading of these names, by taking action to pass resolutions, and contact the city of NY and the National Museum and Memorial Non-Profit.
Thomas J. Meehan III
7 Trent Drive Toms River NJ
Father of Colleen Ann Meehan Barkow Age 26
To Contact the Mayor:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 312-0700
To contact the National Memorial & Museum
National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006
President and CEO
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For general inquiries, email: email@example.com
TO contact Voices of September 11th
Voices of September 11th Connecticut Headquarters
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: (203) 966-3911
Toll Free: (866) 505-3911
Fax: (203) 966-5701
Voices of September 11th New Jersey Office
84 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 543-2300
Fax: (732) 543-2299
To contact government officials:
To Contact the Governor of NJ FAX NO IS NOT ON THE CONTACT PAGE OF THE NJ STATE WEB SITE
FAX 609 292 3454 VOICE 609-292-6000