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.

September 1, 2009

Dear friends and members of the 9/11 community,
 
As you may know, the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks will officially and permanently become a “National Day of Service and Remembrance” this year, under a new federal law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Obama in April 2009.  For many of us, this represents a major, lasting honor for those lost, while establishing for the nation a meaningful and productive way forward from the horror of the 9/11 events.

To commemorate this historic legislation, and to honor the 9/11 community, MyGoodDeed.org will co-host with ServiceNation a very special tribute event on the evening of September 11, 2009, staged at the famed Beacon Theater in New York City, beginning at 5:30 PM.  The event will feature live performances by top musicians, along with presentations by very prominent national and regional government officials – in honor of those lost and injured, their family members and those who rose in service during and after the attacks.  We will announce the roster of prominent musicians and speakers later this week. 
HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER YOUR REQUEST FOR TICKETS –PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 5:00 PM TO ALLOW US ENOUGH TIME TO PROCESS AND MAIL ALL TICKETS.  
REGISTER FOR TICKETS TODAY AT:  http://www.911dayofservice.org/event-registration/
 

YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER A REGISTRATION CODE.  The code is:  911event2
Tickets to this important and memorable event will be free-of-charge, the majority of which are being made available on a preferential seating basis to the families of 9/11 victims, those injured in the attacks, first responders and others who participated in the rescue and recovery efforts, 9/11 volunteers, military service personnel and public safety officers.  Because the demand for these tickets may exceed the capacity of the theater, tickets will be issued through a lottery system.  You’ll be able to request one ticket for yourself and one for a guest of your choosing.  Names will then be selected randomly. So it is possible you may not get tickets.  We apologize in advance if that is the case.  You will be notified within a few days thereafter whether or not you have been selected to receive tickets, and those receiving tickets will be provided with additional information about exactly when to arrive and what they’ll need to bring, i.e., photo ID.  Please note once again:  The window for registering a request for tickets will only be open until SATURDAY, August 29, 2009, at 5:00 PM ET.  After that you may not be able to request tickets to this event.  There will be a security requirement because of the prominence of the expected presenters and performers, which means that ticket holders may need to check in at least 90 minutes prior to start of the event, and present  government issued-IDs, which must match the names of those pre-registered for the event.  Tickets cannot be sold.  If you absolutely cannot attend yourself after being sent your tickets, you can contact us up to 48 hours in advance at tickets@911day.org for assistance.  There is no guarantee we'll be able to accommodate your request to transfer your tickets however.
 
Thanks, as always, for your support of the nonprofit 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance initiative. 

Warmly,

David Paine, President and Founder, MyGoodDeed.org
Jay S. Winuk, Vice President and Co-Founder, MyGoodDeed.org, and brother of 9/11 rescuer Glenn J. Winuk

For more information about the National Day of Service and Remembrance, visit: 
www.911dayofservice.org.  For questions about the observance, contact info@911day.org.


--
David Paine
President and Founder
www.MyGoodDeed.org
9/11 Day of Service Initiative
Direct:  949-233-0050