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New Canaan, CT 06840
For our first activity of the year, the boys visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. It was a beautiful and informative day. Prior to the visit, Frank Fetchet, Development Director for VOICES of 9/11, joined the boys for dinner to talk about the work of the organization. VOICES of 9/11, founded by Frank's wife Mary, a clinical social worker, helps families heal after tragedy, a vital mission that began after 9/11. Frank and Mary lost their son Brad on 9/11. Today, the organization continues to address the long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11, while helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from other acts of mass violence and disasters. At dinner, Frank shared stories of tolerance and resilience and told us of organization's project, the 9/11 Living Memorial, that is a core component of the Museum's memorial exhibition, In Memoriam. This exhibit commemorates the lives of those who perished on 9/11 and provides personal stories of the men, women and children who died. On our visit to the Memorial and Museum, we searched and found the names of those we knew that were lost on that day and visited the memorial exhibition to learn more about them. The Memorial and Museum is so well done but emotionally draining. Overall, the boys, who were all very young at the time of the attack, learned about the events of that day and its continuing impact and long-term significance.
Scholars Visit 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Join the ABC Boys and The Board of Directors for the 41st Annual Fundraiser
to benefit A Better Chance, Inc. of New Canaan.
This coming Saturday, October 4th at 6:30pm
at the Country Club of New Canaan.
Please contact the committee co-chairs
for tickets and more information:
Amy Burger - email@example.com
Candace Curran - firstname.lastname@example.org