First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Mindy Kleinberg, March 31, 2003 [open pdf - 54KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Mindy Kleinberg, March 31, 2003
The first public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on March 31-April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, NY. The purpose of this public hearing was to engage those whose lives were forever changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "Representatives of the Victims." Kleinberg speaks from her experience as a widow who lost her husband in the World Trade Center Attack. Kleinber also offers her perspective on the response to 9/11 as the founding member of September 11th Advocates, a family advocacy group that spearheaded the grassroots effort for the establishment of the independent commission on September 11th.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov