Remembering September 11


It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the 5th anniversary of September 11.   A fellow blogger named D.C. Roe is undertaking an impressive effort to memorialize each of the 2,996 victims on September 11, 2006.  The effort is named, appropriately, 2,996.  D.C. writes

2,996 is an effort to bring together 2,996 bloggers in a massive memorial to the victims of 9/11.

On September 11, 2006, the 5th anniversary of the attacks, 2,996 bloggers will each post a memorial to one victim. We will remember the innocent victims of that day–we will not remember the murderers.

It’s simple to participate–all you need is a blog.  You sign up by leaving a comment at DC’s blog, or by e-mailing him at (remember to replace the "at" with the @ sign).  He will assign you a victim to memorialize on September 11, 2006, and he’ll give you a link with information about that person.  I’ve already received my assignment and am very moved by the process of reading more about this particular man. 

This is such a simple way to pay tribute in a powerful way.  Please consider participating, and be sure to publicize this effort on your blog.  If you plan to sign up, please leave a comment below.  I’d be interested to see which of you are participating. 

15 thoughts on “Remembering September 11

  1. Carol says:

    Yep. I signed up…last week, I think. I think it will be a powerful project. I’m already feeling a connection to my victim.

  2. lori says:

    I can’t participate, but I urge you to read 102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer. It’s an amazing book (though I’ve just started it) about the attacks (from the moment the first plane hit until both towers had collapsed). It takes you through people’s lives, etc. I can’t put it down.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I have already signed up, too, and was reading some updates. If you don’t have your own blog, you can either host it at a friend’s blog (so there would be two–or more tributes on the same blog), or if you can’t find another place to host it, he will host it on his blog. I think it’s such a unique a wonderful use of the blog community, and it will be interesting to hear what kind of press it gets.

  4. Shannon in Arizona says:

    WOW…Shannon that is awesome. I look look forward to reading what each blogger puts together and to humanize the lost even more so. I know for sure you will do a great job in bringing him to life that day through your words.

  5. Michele says:

    I recently signed up both my blogs and will be advertising on the Blogging Chicks Metablog. I haven’t stared researching my people yet. I was thinking I was nuts for volunteering for two but he was only at about 10% when I signed up — I was afraid he wasn’t going to make.
    I’m glad you’re advertising that should generate a lot of traffic for him.

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