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Mary Fetchet/Voices Of September 11th: “It’s Empowering For Individuals To Have A Plan” (What Should We Tell The Public?)

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Today, on 9/11, I am posting again a “What Should We Tell The Public?” series video featuring Mary Fetchet, Founding Director of Voices of September 11th.

Mary and her husband Frank lost their 24-year-old son, Brad, in the World Trade Center attacks eight years ago today. Soon after, she founded Voices of September 11th as a clearinghouse for information and support for those affected by the 9/11 attacks. The group now serves more than 7,000 members with information, outreach and programs on the many aspects of post-9/11 life, with a particular focus on helping 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers and others affected by the attacks.

Voices has created the 9/11 Living Memorial, an amazing digital archive which commemorates the lives that were lost and documents firsthand accounts of rescue workers and survivors at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Mary and Frank have made emergency preparedness a central part of the Voices of September 11th mission. And in this video, shot at the Voices offices in New Canaan, Connecticut, she makes the important point that preparation and information could have saved lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Mary says we must learn from history and all of us should make sure our homes, schools, workplaces and communities are prepared for emergencies.


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