9/11: Too Easy to Forget and We Can Help Remember

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It sounds trite to say that we must never forget September 11, 2001.  It is trite I guess -- the kind of trite that comes when something is so true that there aren't enough ways to say it.  And of course that's what this is - we can't forget 9/11 - not really.  Sadly though we can let it become just another day like Veteran's Day where people sigh, think for a moment and move on.

The trouble is that almost 3,000 people died that day and many of us watched it happen.  Each of those persons had a story: a life, a family, a dream.  As bloggers, we can help make sure that these individuals are remembered - each as the person they were.  And a group called Project 2,996 will help you do it.  Here's how they describe their work:

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

On September 11, 2006, more than 3,000 bloggers joined together to remember the victims of 9/11.

Each year we will honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.

If you would like to help out, by pledging to post a tribute on your
own blog on 9/11 of this year,
click the button at the top of the
sidebar. Then, use the web to learn something about the life of the
name you are given, and on 9/11, post your tribute your blog or website.

It's a simple thing - would probably take an hour or two at most .  And it would mean so much.  Also if you send me links to your posts, we'll find a way to join all the BlogHer posts on one page.

Here's a link to the sign-up page.  Let's show the families of the lost just what the blogger community can do!

Cynthia Samuels

Don't Gel Too Soon



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