August 23, 2006

The 2996 Project

There are nineteen days left until September 11th, the five year anniversary.

On that day, tributes to the victims of 9/11 will be published throughout the blogosphere as part of the 2996 project.

If you aren't aware of the 2996 project, it is this:

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.

That's it--no politics, no ranting, just a memorial of one person. There's plenty of information on the victims available on the internet, and it doesn't have to be a book-length life story. Just share something about your person's life with your readers. The victims deserve to be remembered as real human beings, not just one of a number.

PLEASE, if you haven't signed up, do so HERE. If you have, please help recruit the last seven hundred.

(You can get the "I remember" button here.)

[cross-posted at MVRWC]

Posted by Beth at August 23, 2006 12:16 PM

Thank you SO much for posting this. I'm a relatively new reader to the Cotillion site and a not-near-regular enough blogger myself. I've signed up and have encouraged my blogging friends to do the same.

Posted by: Jeanette at August 26, 2006 07:42 AM

I signed up a couple of weeks ago but it looks like the site has crashed or something today.

Posted by: Kim at August 26, 2006 05:05 PM