911 family members at our rally last year, Rosemary Cain, Rosaleen Tallon and Eileen Tallon, who lost firefighter and Marine reservist, Sean Tallon, and Sally Reganhard, who lost her son, firefighter Christian Regenhard -- all will be speaking at our 911 Freedom rally on September 11 at Ground Zero.
Today, one 911 mom, who lost her son, said to me of our 911 Freedom Rally, "I am looking forward to the rally. It is a place we can be free to really remember the who, why, when and where of 9-11. The morning ceremony is devoid of any meaning."
The NY Post is reporting that many 911 family members have not been invited to the official ceremonies of 911. This is just monstrous. First it was clergy, then 911 first responders who were excluded from the official ceremonies -- now it's the victims' families.
Mayor Gloomberg not only lost his heart, but he lost his marbles.
All 911 family members, first responders and clergy are welcome at the AFDI/SIOA 911 Freedom Rally at Ground Zero on September 11th. The "official" ceremonies are anything but that. They do not represent the reality of the war or the will of the American people. Members of various clergy will make the invocation of the AFDI/SIOA 911 Freedom Rally at West Broadway and Park Place at Ground Zero at 3:00 pm on September 11th. Speaking will be 911 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of hero firefighter and reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, 9/11 attacks; Sally Regenhard, mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 911 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of the September); Nelly Brazinsky, who lost her only son, Alec; U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; German MP René Stadtkewitz, leader of Germany’s Freedom Party (livestreaming to Germany), Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; first responder Alan T. DeVona, the patrol sergeant on duty on September 11, 2001, as well as members of the clergy (a priest, a rabbi, a pastor, for the invocation) the leading voices for freedom across America and the free world, Anders Gravers, leader of SIOE and SIAD; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammed will be livestreaming on SUN TV, Sudanese ex-slave and freedom fighter Simon Deng; war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; William J. Murray, chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Egyptian Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul; and others. Bring American flags.
And that evening, we will host a special screening of the groundbreaking film, The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks (more here), at The Actor's Temple Theater on 47th between 8th and 9th Avenues. RSVP to GroundZeroMosque@aol.com.
The 9/11 babies: youngest legacies to fathers they never knew. When the planes slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, more than 100 unborn children were instantly orphaned. (photo: Telegraph)
Many families of 9/11 victims have yet to receive 10th-anniversary invites NY Post
Many families of 9/11 victims still have not received their invitation to attend the historic 10th-anniversary ceremony at the new Ground Zero memorial because of a bureaucratic bungle.
About 2,800 mailings to families -- which include the numbered credentials required to gain entry to the site -- were not sent out until Monday.
"It's a week away, and we have no idea what's going on," fumed FDNY Lt. James McCaffrey, whose brother-in-law, Battalion Chief Orio Palmer, was killed in the attacks. "There's no information about what we're supposed to do, or how many family members we're allowed to bring."
McCaffrey's wife, Agnes, requested to read her brother's name at the commemoration, but has yet to hear back from the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum Foundation, which is in charge of the invites, staging the ceremony and officially unveiling the memorial.
For the first time, families are required to show up as a group at a specific entrance, show their numbered credential, and present photos IDs.
In the packets mailed Monday, relatives were directed to check in before 6:30 a.m. at West Broadway and Murray Street. It said the ceremony would begin with a moment of silence at 8:48 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m., with family members allowed to remain at the memorial plaza and reflecting pools until 4 p.m.
But many families are worried they now won't get in at all.
"The city and memorial people blew this big time," said Bill Doyle, a victims'-family spokesman who lost his son, Joseph, in the attacks. He has not received credentials at his Florida home.
He said many families who live abroad have contacted him, anxious that their credentials will arrive after they've already left for New York.
In past years, City Hall handled invitations to family members with few mishaps. This is the first year 9/11 Memorial officials have performed the task.