Daughter of FF Douglas C. Miller, joined Peaceful Tomorrows in 2020
I was introduced to Peaceful Tomorrows in 2020 where I joined based off of my concerns about the human rights abuses and complexities of the pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. On 9/11, I lost my father FF Douglas C. Miller. As a “9/11 kid” I always felt alone in my calls for peace and concerns for injustice – that both I experienced and people around the world experienced due to the absence of rule of law after 9/11.
On my own journey of healing and understanding I have studied the Middle East, and North Africa, Islam, and terrorism. My education helped show me that I wanted to spread messages of forgiveness, and understanding, emphasizing that the terrible attacks were the actions of few, not the many. I wanted to speak out against the human rights abuses being carried out in the name of our loved ones without our consent.
Peaceful Tomorrows has helped to shape me in the few years I have been a member of the organization. I have been to the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center twice, and plan to go more. I have been able to advocate for Guantanamo’s closure and participate on panel discussions with my dear friend and former innocent prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Mohamedou Ould Salahi. I have worked as a Rule of Law Fellow, and most recently I’m taking on the position of the Project Director for the organization. I am privileged to surround myself with individuals who have kind hearts and strong minds – all dedicated to promoting peace and understanding in the face of a terrible tragedy.
"The actions carried out by the United States and its allies were done on 9/11 families’ behalf, but none of this was what I would have asked for. It was wrong."
Related Stories & Work
"9/11: My pain and my journey since" NY Daily News, Sept. 11, 2020
"I Lost My Father on 9/11. I Am Still Ashamed of the Injustice Done in the Name of Families Like Mine" TIME, Sept. 11, 2021
"Getting to a secret prison is difficult, seeking justice from it feels hopeless" The Hill, Jan. 11, 2022
Das Erbe von 9/11
S1 EP5 - De Montréal à Guantanamo : Mohamedou, le messager
Guantanamo vingt ans après: la torture empêche tout procès
Hendes far døde den 11. september: "Jeg mindes min far hver dag hele året"
Peaceful Tomorrows Webinar, "Uncommon Bonds," 2021
Son of John Patrick Salamone
I found September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) in February 2022, when the Biden administration’s Executive Order 14064 made the prospect of 9/11 families successfully suing for billions of Afghan central bank funds seemed disturbingly real. PT members were among the foremost voices in the media speaking out against these lawsuits. My father worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, and died on 9/11 in the World Trade Center. I joined PT because as long as 9/11 family members have a political voice in this country, we should be using it to advocate for empathy and humanitarianism, not destructive security practices. Closing the Guantanamo detention center, ensuring the return of Afghan central bank funds to Afghans, and always speaking out against racist or Islamophobic practices are among the goals of PT that I care most about.