The First Annual

 
	 

 Saturday, June 14th, 2008

 A day honoring the courageous men and women who worked on the rescue, recovery and clean-up
following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center

 Anticipated free events for responders, their families,
co-workers and friends include:

Opening ceremony
Procession
Speak-Out
Interfaith service
Gallery exhibits
Art & music workshops
Ear acupuncture & bodywork
Concert

Various locations around Ground Zero
All Day

 For information please call:

WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program
Special Events Phone Line at (212) 241-6307

or visit www.wtcexams.org
 

A partnership of the New York State AFL-CIO, the New York City Central Labor Council, the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, labor unions, firefighters and police officers, responder organizations, and community and faith-based groups

 Remember the patriotism of all on this special day

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Dear Responder Organization:

WTC Responder Day: June 14, 2008

 Over the last few months, several organizations have been exploring the possibility of establishing a "WTC Responder Day" to honor the courageous work of those involved in the rescue, recovery, clean-up, and restoration of services following the 9/11 attacks.  The participants in these discussions felt that recognition was long overdue for the tens of thousands of responders who risked their lives and their health as part of that historic effort.

 The result is the launching of the first ever WTC Responder Day, to be held on Flag Day, which this year falls on Saturday, June 14.  
Dear
 The planning is underway for a variety of events scheduled throughout the day at various locations in downtown Manhattan in the area of Ground Zero.  These anticipated events include:

 * A City Council proclamation of June 14 as WTC Responder Day
    * An interfaith remembrance service
    * A “Speak-Out” where narratives that recount responders’ experiences are read aloud by either the responders themselves or by guest readers, with the readings continuing around the clock and taking place in a public setting
    * Educational gallery exhibits documenting the work of various responder groups
    * A small venue concert, including music by responders for responders
    * Events for responders and their families, from art and music workshops to ear acupuncture and other bodywork
    * A responder motorcycle group procession up West St duplicating the route taken by labor and other responder organizations at the Ground Zero Closing Ceremonies in 2002

 The events of the day are free to responders and their families, co-workers and friends. 

 The partnership behind the creation of WTC Responder Day includes the New York State AFL-CIO, the New York City Central Labor Council, the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, labor unions, firefighters and police officers, responder organizations, and community and faith-based groups. The collective hope is to establish WTC Responder Day as an annual day of recognition, generating further government and public awareness not only of the achievements of 9/11 responders, but of the ongoing physical illnesses and emotional disorders, and the continuing family and financial crises still being faced by these brave men and women.

 
Anyone who would like to help with the planning for WTC Responder Day is urged to leave his or her contact information on the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program Special Events Phone Line at 212-241-6307. 




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