In some past years I have participated in Project 2,996 by choosing (or being given) the name of someone who died in the disaster that happened on September 11, 2001. The idea was to make folks aware that these were individuals who died, not just a nameless, faceless crowd.
I'm linking to the entries I did about those people.
Derek James Statkevicus
Linda C. Lee
All those entries get hits throughout the year, but on September 11, they get more. I have had actual friends of these people comment, thanking me for doing this. Project 2,996 seems to be operating mainly on this Pinterest this year, and I have no desire to add another time-wasting site to my online life. So what you see here is my only way of participating.