2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.

On September 11, 2006, over 3500 volunteer bloggers joined together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each wrote an individual memorial for a single victim.

We each chose to honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.

Five years have had quite an effect on the list of tributes. Expired links and blogs that are no longer functioning have whittled the list to under 900.

If you would like to help out, please select a name from the list of those without tributes. With a little web research and a little compassion, you can learn enough to write a tribute. Then post that tribute to your blog, and send me the link (or leave it in a comment on this blog).

But, and this is critical, the tributes should celebrate the lives of these people–kind of like a wake. Over the last 10 years 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.

Thank you,

Dale Challener Roe