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March 5, 2007

Dear FOS11 Member,

StoryCorps, in partnership with Families of September 11, extends a special invitation to FOS11 members to make a StoryCorps recording at one of the four locations, below. This service to the 9/11 community is free of charge.

StoryCorps has just opened the new Milwaukee Outpost in Wisconsin.
There are also three StoryCorps MobileBooths touring the country.
Reservations are currently being accepted for the following stops:

    • Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • Richmond, Virginia
    • Lafayette, Louisiana

To make an Outpost or MobileBooth reservation call (646) 723-7027.
Please mention that you will be making a recording related to September 11th.

For an itinerary of MobileBooth stops in 2007, click on the following link:

At the end of the interview, you receive a CD copy of your 40-minute audio recording, which you can duplicate for family and friends. With your permission, the recording also becomes part of the StoryCorps archive at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC, and the permanent collection of the WTC Memorial Museum, in New York City.

From StoryCorps participant John Quinn:
“I wanted to let you know that my recording went extremely well. The hour brought a lot of memories back to me about my dear friend Joyce Carpeneto, as well as some emotional moments, too. I’ve listened to the recording I made and I am very proud of the way it turned out…. It is so special for me to know that long after I have left this world, my words about Joyce will be preserved in the Library of Congress for future generations to hear. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

StoryCorps is the national oral history project that instructs and inspires people to preserve one another’s stories in sound.

Through its September 11th Initiative, StoryCorps is recording the life stories of those who were lost on September 11th. Family members, friends, relatives, and coworkers are all welcome to record memories of their loved ones to memorialize and celebrate the lives they lived.

StoryCorps is also recording the stories of survivors, firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, witnesses, volunteers, or anyone closely impacted by September 11th, in order to preserve their personal experiences for history.

To learn more about StoryCorps please visit www.storycorps.net
Here, you can listen to excerpts of StoryCorps interviews and find question lists to help you prepare for your recording.

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