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.

8 comments:

  1. I will be remembering Edmund McNally on the 11th. Thanks for posting about this.

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  2. I just signed up as the 1985th blogger and will be honoring Taimour Firaz Khan.

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  3. Thnak you for advertising this: I just signed up and will be honoring Steven Francis Schlag..alhough I notice there is barely anything about him in my initial search! Ah, all the more reason to honor him. If you do not mind, I will link your site in my own blog, perhaps get a few more folks interested. Although, new to blogspot, I will post the link and the tribute on my current Xanga site:
    http://www.xanga.com/simoncat1010

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  4. Done. Thanks for posting this link, Bacon.
    I will be writing a tribute for Karamo Trerra.

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  5. Thanks to you and my sis, Simoncat, I found out about this and signed up. I will be doing a tribute on my xanga blog for Yvette Anderson.

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  6. Do they give you any way to get in touch with family and friends of the person about whom you are writing? Email addresses, for instance?

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  7. No they don't Cat. I'm thinking of calling the number that shows up on a phone search so that I can interview them. But I'd prefer to give them an email introduction.

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