August 18, 2006
BLOGGERS STILL NEEDED TO WRITE 9/11 TRIBUTES
The 2,996 Project
The idea is simple, but powerful: have a special tribute for each victim of 9/11, with each tribute being created by a different blogger. We started 2,996 Project to coordinate the creation of the tributes, and that's what this site is all about. Here you can sign up to make a tribute yourself, on your blog (we'll randomly assign a victim to you). You can also browse or search through either the victims that have already been assigned, or those that have not -- and you can get pointers to more information on all of them.
SIGN UP HERE (no cost, only a couple of hours of your time is required)
To date over 1900 bloggers have signed up, which means 1000 victims do not have a tribute writer assigned to them yet. The tributes are to be written on September 11th.
I signed up yesterday. The process took less than one minute. I was randomly assigned to do a tribute to John Iskyan. He left behind a wife and two young children. There is lots of information on the internet for all victims. Tributes have been done before. But this is a unique tribute which marks 5 years since the 9/11 tragedy.
Join up now. These victims need to be remembered.