I had heard of the 2996 Project some time ago, and was recently reminded of it by Kelly over at The Lady in the Pew. I figured no names would be available, but I went to the site anyway. There are names available for a second assignememt! Please, please, go sign up and honor a person who died on 9/11. Maybe as a native of New York City I feel particularly moved to do this. I will honor the person assigned to me, as well as some other people to whom I have a connection.
When I was a student at New York University back in the late 70's, I remember how the Ladies Garment Workers Union and the local fire station would gather at NYU's Greene Street building on the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The fire took place on March 25, 1911 - yet the people still gathered to remember the young women who lost their lives that day and whose death led to legislation that led to the installation of sprinklers in buildings.
I also remember reading obituaries placed in the New York Times for Richard III on the anniversary of his death.
My point is that people should not be lost to time. I am disappointed that many people will not honor 9/11 as Patriot Day and many have seemed to forget what happened on that day. I won't. I will be a lady - hopefully - of advanced years someday and I will still cry as I recall that morning, as I am now typing this.
Rat bastards. By forgetting, they win.