August 18, 2006


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.


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

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

  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:

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

  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.

  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?

  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.