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Monday, August 10, 2009

In honor of the eight anniversary of September Eleventh, I was planning to write about another one of the victims and am currently trying to decide who to write about.  I was hoping that some of you might have some suggestions for me.

Project 2,996 has been running for a few years now.  Every year on September 11th people take the time to remember the victims of September 11th. Project 2,996 say on is about page "we’ve heard the names of the killers, and all about the victim’s deaths. This is a chance to learn about and celebrate those who died. Forget the murderers, they don’t deserve to be remembered. But some people who died that day deserve to be remembered––2,996 people."  I participated for the first time last year writing about David Laychak and planned to write again this year.  Since I don't have any family members that died as part of the attack, I'm open to suggestions as to whom to write about.  My mother died of cancer between the two plane attacks on the World Trade Center, so I have a personal connection and always think of my mother when I hear any combination of September 11th.  This is kind of my way of doing something for her as well.

If you lost a loved one, family member, or friend in the attacks and you'd like to have something written about them, please feel free to put a comment below and I'll consider writing about them for this year's event.  I was thinking that it might be nice to write about one of the fire fighters that lost their lives, but am open to other suggestions.  The one requirement that I will make is that there is material available that I can use to write about them.  I would prefer to have some memories and stories about the victims something that can be used to celebrate their lives.

Feel free to participate in this year's event as well by going over to the Project 2,996 site to read more about it.  You can write about one of the victims at your website or blog or you an write a tribute at the Friends of Project 2,996 site.  I'm currently open to suggestions and will allow till August 22nd before I make up my mind, to allow time to put together a nice tribute.  I hope that you'll have some good suggestions for me and that some of you will participate in this year's event.  I think that it would be great if all 2,996 victims could be remembered this September Eleventh!