Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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I see Michelle Malkin linked to the 2996 project. Good, the sign-up page will be flooded with volunteers now. I kept meaning to add the code to my sidebar but have been a little afraid of making the whole site go kerflooie. This is a plain vanilla template and it hasn't always responded well to my tinkering. Anyway, I did finally add the code so if you have a blog and think you might want to do a tribute to one of the victims of 911, just click on the sidebar graphic. Signup is easy though there may be some delay in getting processed now that the site is getting Malkined.

What 2996 is, is (from the site):

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 remembering Thomas H. McGinnis, a 41 year old father of one, who died at One World Trade Center.

2 comments:

Sticky Notes said...

I'm in and signed up and added the call to my blog.

lumberjack said...

outstanding... And as of today (Sunday) there's only about 100 names left to go.

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