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Hillary Clinton to keynote Voices of September 11th gala

Published 2:57 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Voices of September 11th "Always Remember" Gala on Oct. 16 at Guastavino's in New York City.

Clinton, who also is a former U.S. senator from New York, has been a longstanding supporter of Voices of September 11th, which is based in New Canaan, beginning with the first meetings in her Senate office just days after the terrorist attacks. As a senator, she attended the Voices' annual Day of Remembrance events, taking time each year to visit with 9/11 families following the memorial services at the World Trade Center site.

On the 10th anniversary, Clinton addressed the families at the Voices Commemorative luncheon.

Voices co-founder Mary Fetchet expressed her appreciation to Clinton for her support. "It is especially meaningful to have our longtime friend Secretary Clinton as keynote speaker at this year's Voices Gala. Over the past 12 years, she has played an instrumental role in helping our families, New Yorkers and our country heal after the tragic events of 9/11."

The gala will raise funds to support Voices of September 11th's ongoing work to provide long-term services for 9/11 families, survivors and responders. The event will also support Voices' efforts to help families heal after other tragedies.

For information or reservations, visit www.voicesofseptember11.org or call Frank Fetchet at 203-966-3911.

Clinton served as the 67th secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, first lady and senator. In 2000, Clinton made history as the first first lady elected to the U.S. Senate. After Sept. 11, 2001, she helped secure more than $20 billion for the rebuilding of New York City and fought for the health needs of first responders who risked their lives at ground zero.

As America's chief diplomat and the president's principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton spearheaded progress on many of the national security challenges.

Today, Clinton continues to build on the nonprofit work she began nearly four decades ago through the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens.

Voices co-founder Mary Fetchet expressed her appreciation to Clinton for her support. "It is especially meaningful to have our longtime friend Secretary Clinton as keynote speaker at this year's Voices Gala. Over the past 12 years, she has played an instrumental role in helping our families, New Yorkers and our country heal after the tragic events of 9/11. We are grateful for her unwavering support and guidance, and inspired by her strength and leadership."

Bonnie and Debby McEneaney, Voices board members, are the chairmen of the gala, which will raise funds to support Voices of September 11th's ongoing work to provide long-term services for 9/11 families, survivors and responders. The event will also support Voices' efforts to help families heal after other tragedies, by assisting communities and organizations in establishing a framework for public/private partnerships that will promote resiliency in the lives of those impacted.

For information or reservations, visit www.voicesofseptember11.org or call Frank Fetchet at 203-966-3911.