Families of September 11 is now operating as the For Action Initiative. The web pages on this site are available for informational purposes only. Please visit us at www.foractioninitiative.org.

March 12, 2008

Dear FOS11 Member,

The Archdiocese of New York is organizing a small group of family members of those who died on September 11th to participate in the private visit of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI to the World Trade Center Site on Sunday, April 20, 2008. Family representatives will be selected by lottery.

If you would like to recommend a family representative to be among those participating in this Apostolic event, please go to the website and complete the form or call the Archdiocesan Office of the Papal Visit at (212) 371-1011 ext. 2958. All entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008. In doing so, you will need to provide your name and telephone number; the name and contact information for the family member you are recommending; the name of the victim of September 11th that he or she will be representing; and the family relationship between the representative and the loved one who was lost.

Participants will be selected by lottery and notified directly by the Archdiocese of New York, which will also provide details on the ceremony. Notifications will occur in early April.