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