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2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11
I think most of us will always remember where we were when we heard about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I had a 5-day-old baby. I was barely home from the hospital, sleep-deprived, and in my pajamas when Christian, then 6, came upstairs to tell me about the first tower being hit. I went downstairs and watched, with the rest of the country, in horror. I took my tired, sore body back to bed, but every time I would get settled, Christian came to tell me of another unbelievable event: the second tower was hit; the first tower was no longer visible; they were both gone - it just kept coming. Sleep was no longer possible. Although the day's events had a surreal quality, they were frighteningly real.

As the days went by and the stories poured in, I held my baby tighter as I learned of each woman who would deliver her child without her husband by her side. I thanked God that my family was intact and not directly touched by these events, although my cousin was in New York City for a business meeting at the World Trade Center later that day.

I signed up for 2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 after reading about it on Shannon's blog at Rocks in My Dryer. Currently 2754 (91.9%) of the victims have been assigned to honor. Consider joining me on September 11, to pay tribute to a victim of the attacks.

Here is a summary of this web event:

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

On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers
will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Each person will pay tribute to a single victim.

We will honor them by remembering their lives,
and not by remembering their murderers.

If you're interested in participating, find out details here.


Blogger Pamela said...

I'll try and make it back to read your tribute.

Your six year old was very astute.

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