Monday, June 19, 2006

Attention Blogtopia (©Skippy)

In connection with the upcoming fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks that killed 2,996 people in America, D.C. Roe has taken on a monumental challenge and needs your help.

Each victim will be memorialized by one blogger. Or, as D.C. puts it:
[O]n September 11, 2006 you’ll post your own tribute to that person. It can be anything you want it to be: a photo tribute, an essay, a remembrance, a poem…it’s up to you. Then link back to a page I will create which will give the names of all 2,996 victims and links to the blogs that will remember them that day.

But, and this is critical, I don’t want any of us to remember the murderers. Do not refer to the terrorists. Or their organization. Or their goals. Let them fade into nothing. Let them be forgotten. Remember those worth remembering.
I figure this blog gets about a hundred other bloggers reading it, many if not most of whom are not aware of this project. So far, I think he has about 400 or 500 participants (myself included).

Please help. I'm sure there will be hundreds of reporters fanning out nationwide (likely, they've already started) to do something similar, but to have 3,000 different people from all walks of life talking about people they'd likely never met...this is a project that can only help heal wounds in this country, not reopen them. Please click any of the links above and you will be taken to D.C.'s blog, where you can sign up.