NEW CANAAN, CT (WCBS 880) – Mary Fetchet, co-founder of Voices of September 11th, is relieved that Osama Bin Laden is dead, but doesn’t want to dwell on it.

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“I still don’t like to even focus on him. My need is to focus on helping the families and those that were impacted to move through the tenth anniversary,” she said. “I refuse to focus on Osama Bin Laden. It’s just not even worth my time.”

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Fetchet’s son Brad was 24-years-old and on the 89th floor of Two World Trade Center on 9/11.

“[On] the tenth anniversary, the memorial is going to open and that’s going to be just a wonderful event. It’s going to be a tenth anniversary as a milestone. A lot of family members are going to be coming for the first time,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

She’ll be there thinking of her son and all of the other wonderful people lost on that horrific day.

“There’s something in memorializing where people like to run their hands over a name that’s etched and they’re going to be able to do that this year,” she said. “So, it’s going to be a very emotional time for the families.”

LINK: Voices of September 11th

Fetchet is a social worker who gradually became an advocate and an activist.

The nation’s leaders listened.

“Getting the 9/11 Commission established was a significant accomplishment that even I don’t really recognize historically about what we were able to do and so I became an expert in intelligence reform and information sharing and interoperability and all the issues,” she said. “I think we had a moral responsibility to continue to promote the 9/11 Commission and then the reforms that they established. So, I think we’ve made a lot of progress in that area. Are we ever going to be 100 percent secure? Absolutely not.”

Her main focus continues to be providing support services for families.

“Contrary to what people might think ‘Well, gee, 9/11 was ten years ago,’ the scope of our work is tripling almost every year,” she said. “It’s unpredictable – how many lives that we’ve touched. We just keep moving forward.”

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  1. LG says:

    Osama dead? All I can say is a big BS!!!

  2. WhoBenefits says:

    “Mary Fetchet, co-founder of Voices of September 11th…” Everyone should check out this week’s Village Voice story on those who have profited off 9/11. It’s on;ine.

  3. michaelfury says:

    February 25, 2010

    We must applaud Mr. Richard Gage and his colleagues, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, for their tenacity in seeking to answer lingering questions concerning the total destruction of the World Trade Center complex, in particular buildings 1, 2 and 7.

    As with any scientific report, conclusions must be able to be replicated and verified by subsequent public peer reviews. Mr. Gage and his colleagues have attempted to do just that with NIST’s Final Report of the Collapse of the WTC. There seem to be discrepancies and omissions in NIST’s conclusions, which Mr. Gage and his colleagues have brought to light.

    With their combined professional training and work experience, this group of professionals is uniquely qualified to address the myriad oddities resulting in the collapse of the WTC high-rise buildings – including WTC 7, which was not hit by an airplane. This chosen course of action by the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, has often come at a high cost to them personally and professionally making this endeavor all the more admirable.

    As family members of 9/11 victims, we have been seeking truth and transparency since 200l. Almost nine years later, in spite of the NIST Investigation and the 9/11 Independent Commission, a vast majority of our questions remain unanswered.

    It was always our hope that both of these government investigations would uncover the cause of the WTC destruction and any loopholes or lapses in security protocols that could be remedied to protect us in the future. In this case, it was of utmost importance to determine what actually caused the collapses to ensure the future safety of high-rise buildings. Since the government failed to do that, we applaud Mr. Richard Gage and the many other professionals who are spending their own time attempting to seek the truth.


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