Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 17, 2006
The International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP) announces download availability of a special 9/11 Memorial Tribute and poem for use by print, broadcast and online media for the 2006 anniversary of the attack on America. Award-winning author and speaker Craig O. Thompson, communications director for the IACSP, penned the tribute and accompanying poetry.
The Memorial Tribute text is available in pdf or Word doc formats. Either format can only be downloaded directly from the “Attached Files” section to this PRWeb® site news release (to the right of this release). It will not be made available from the IACSP site.
The purpose of the tribute is to honor those fallen heroes and survivors of 9/11, including all first-responders (police, fire, medical and other responders); many who dedicated and sacrificed their lives on that historic Attack on America -- including those who died on Flight 93 and at the Pentagon.
The patriotism, heroism, faith, spirit and values displayed at Ground Zero is embodied in this special essay, paying tribute to those who were affected by the tragedy at the World Trade Center's twin towers and across America. Five years later, the strengths of patriotism, hope, freedom and liberty expressed in our Declaration of Independence help Americans rise above the tragedy.
Previously, since 2002, Thompson's “A 9/11 Memorial Tribute ... In Perspective” has only been available on the organization’s member web site for the 24-hour period of each year’s anniversary. The revised 2006 edition, now titled “A 9/11 Memorial Tribute ... In Perspective Five Years Later,” has been modestly updated and is available for download.
The memorial tribute includes a 1,300-word essay accompanied by a 144-word poem titled “Father & Son.” The poem is dedicated “... to the memory of the thousands of souls who had no choice as to their fate, on September 11th -- to the honored men and women who gave their lives with courageous acts of valor on that day, and to those brave and determined souls who have died in defense of our homeland here and abroad.”
Thompson’s poem was inspired by the heroism of father and son first-responders Thomas Langone, NYPD and Peter Langone, FDNY. Both lost their lives along with hundreds of heroic first-responders who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11th, 2001.
According to Stephen J. Fustero, IACSP director of operations, “For this fifth anniversary of the attack we felt it appropriate to go beyond only allowing our association members, and those who found our web site, access to the memorial tribute for just one day.”
“Craig Thompson,” he added “agreed to provide one-time full publication and broadcast rights of the tribute for media outlets that choose to utilize it in an appropriate setting.”
Fustero suggested the tribute be published on or around the 9/11 anniversary date, depending on the type of print or broadcast media use and publication deadlines.
Non-exclusive one-time free publication rights to print or broadcast the 9/11 Memorial Tribute and Poem (together or individually) will be granted to publishers and broadcasters as long as the text of the memorial and/or poem is used without alteration (either together or individually) and are accompanied by their respective copyright notices and the full credit box -- with all of the web and e-mail links left intact for print and broadcast media or online publication.
Two alternative “last paragraphs” are provided for those publications or broadcasters that choose not to include the poem.
Publishers may choose to insert a tasteful editorial lead-in or add their own tasteful photograph(s), logo or jpeg(s) in place the IACSP provided pictures. However, all credits in the “credit box” are required. Any other use is prohibited without expressed written permission of the author.
Author, Craig O. Thompson, is available for interviews.
For questions in regard to the tribute, other permissions, photos, questions or interviews, publishers and broadcasters are requested to use the contacts provided on this PRWeb® 9/11 Memorial Tribute news release page or contact the author at the e-mail address that accompanies the downloaded Memorial Tribute.
Download the text documents in pdf or Word doc formats directly from the “Attached Files” section to this PRWeb® site news release page (to the right of the release). Faxed copies may be obtained by contacting the author directly (U.S.A. media only).
Craig O. Thompson
317-535-3705 Ext. 3705
Note: The International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP.com) is concerned with all aspects of counterterrorism and serves its members as a focal point for information, activities, and as a network for interacting with other professionals in the field. Its purpose is to provide education and information to the public, and to promote international cooperation in counterterrorism policy. It publishes a monthly member newsletter and the quarterly “Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International” magazine (also available at Border’s Bookstore). IACSP membership is open to anyone with a sincere professional interest in understanding the security threat posed by terrorism and related conflicts. International members constitute a growing network of professionals, academics, former government officials, students and individual citizens from around the world.