It's hard to believe we're approaching the 5th anniversary of September 11. A fellow blogger named D.C. Roe is undertaking an impressive effort to memorialize each of the 2,996 victims on September 11, 2006. The effort is named, appropriately, 2,996. D.C. writes
2,996 is an effort to bring together 2,996 bloggers in a massive memorial to the victims of 9/11.
On September 11, 2006, the 5th anniversary of the attacks, 2,996 bloggers will each post a memorial to one victim. We will remember the innocent victims of that day–we will not remember the murderers.
It's simple to participate--all you need is a blog. You sign up by leaving a comment at DC's blog, or by e-mailing him at dcroe05ATyahoo.com (remember to replace the "at" with the @ sign). He will assign you a victim to memorialize on September 11, 2006, and he'll give you a link with information about that person. I've already received my assignment and am very moved by the process of reading more about this particular man.
This is such a simple way to pay tribute in a powerful way. Please consider participating, and be sure to publicize this effort on your blog. If you plan to sign up, please leave a comment below. I'd be interested to see which of you are participating.