2,996 – One Life at a Time

The fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is fast approaching and it’s hard to believe it has already been almost five years since that unfortunate day in our history. It’s a date none of us look forward to, but a date that we should all remember, if only to keep the lives those who perished and their families in our thoughts and hearts.

Im sure there will be many special homages that day. Special observations, moments of silence and tributes will be held around the country, around the world and here in cyber land.

With that in mind, I thought let you all know about a very special tribute that will be held this year on September 11. A tribute which I have already pledged to participate and which I hope you guys out there with blogs – or without – might want to join and support. I found out about it via Ken at It Comes in Pints? and I think it may be perhaps the best way we can all honor the victims of the terrorist attacks: by honoring their lives: 2,996 stories…2,996 voices…2,996 remembered…


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.

Thank you,

D.Challener Roe

I will be paying tribute to George C. Merino, American of Cuban descent, 39 years young, who died at the World Trade Center.

Please consider participating in the 2,996 September 11 tribute. It wont be easy and it will undoubtedly be heartbreaking and painful. But it’s important to let the families of the victims as well as the rest of the world know that those who perished on that day will never be forgotten. Their deaths touched all of our lives.

If you need a little impetus, I suggest you visit the September 11th Victims site and read through some of the comments from loved ones and perfect strangers posted for each individual who lost his or her life on 9/11.

You can read more about 2,996 here.
And here is a list of the participants to date.
And most importantly, here’s how you can sign up.

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