Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Project 2996, remembering their lives

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.

Thelma Cuccinello

Christopher Sullivan

Veronique Bowers

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.  

1 comment:

MissKris said...

I memorialize the same victim every year and have been doing so since 2009. It is an honor to me to keep her memory alive. I got her name, Eskedar Melaku, from one of the project sites but it's like she's become a part of my life since I researched her and got to 'know' her as the wonderful and vibrant young woman she was on that fateful day. It gives me the chills when I hear her name read. And on this day each year, she is almost constantly on my mind.