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February 14, 2007

StoryCorps, in partnership with Families of September 11 and 9/11 Forward, invites you to make a StoryCorps recording (at no cost to you):

Thursday, March 22, 2007

9/11 Forward (formerly WTC Family Center)
2277 Grand Avenue (new location)
Baldwin, NY 11510

To make a reservation please call Margie Miller at 9/11 Forward:
516 678 2700

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.

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.
•   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.

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 and the permanent collection of the WTC Memorial Museum. You may make as many StoryCorps recordings as you wish.

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.”