Thursday, August 17, 2006

2,996 - Tribute to 9/11 Victims

On September 11, 2006, there will be a tribute to the 2,996 people who died in the attacks on the four airplanes, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Blogger D. Challener Roe's web site here describes the project. It reads:

2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.

On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each person will pay tribute to a single victim.

We will honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.

If you would like to help out, either by pledging to post a tribute on your own blog, or by offering your services to promote this cause, just leave a comment here and I’ll email you the name of a victim.

Then, on 9/11/2006, you will post a tribute to that victim on your blog.

But, and this is critical, the tributes should celebrate the lives of these people – kind of like a wake. Over the last 5 years we’ve heard the names of the killers, and all about the victim’s deaths. This is a chance to learn about and celebrate those who died. Forget the murderers, they don’t deserve to be remembered. But some people who died that day deserve to be remembered – 2,996 people.

Please read the whole thing and contact Mr. Roe if you wish to participate.

This is a great genealogy project - there will be tributes to each victim on the Internet forever. The one question I have is where will the bloggers get the information about their person? OTOH, who is better at ferreting out that information than genealogists and bloggers?

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