Saturday, September 09, 2006

2,996

Please take a moment to read this, especially if you have a blog of your own...

This Monday, communities, families, individuals around the world will remember the incidents of terrorism that took place on U.S. soils five years ago. In a matter of minutes, thousands of innocent lives were lost--2,996 lives to be exact...

Though those 2,996 individuals will never walk before us again, a remembrance of their spirits still can through honor and tributes to them. This is the purpose behind the 2,996 project. While a great number of lives were lost that day, we as a nation, a community, a band of the human race across the world are refusing to let these innocent lives be forgotten.

Here is a short explanation of the project taken from the official website:

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.

I ask each and every one of my readers who are reading this to take part in this project. Sign up! I realize this is a last minute shot to try to get people involved, but that's okay. Go spread the word and let any other bloggers you know, know about this opportunity.

Though all 2,996 victims have already been assigned to bloggers, the victims are now being assigned to second bloggers. I think more than one tribute is a WONDERFUL thing, so I still encourage people to sign up! Imagine if you were one of that victim's surviving family and friends. You'd be blessed to have more than one tribute to your loved one to read on the anniversary Monday.

I got word of this project via my friend Nicole's blog. Thanks to Nicole for signing up and spreading the word!

I really would LOVE to see each and every blog I frequently read to take part Monday in this AMAZING idea of remembering and honoring the innocent lives lost on that dark day nearly five years ago.

Now go sign up and spread the word. Let me know if you are taking part! Drop me a comment!

1 comment:

Nicole Ashley said...

I'm glad you're taking part! I look forward to reading everyone's entries even though I'm sure it's probably going to make me cry a lot (and I hate crying).