August 23, 2006


September 11 is quickly approaching. A date that no American is NOT aware of.

And with this year being the 5 year marker there are even more memorials planned than we've seen to date.

I really think the 2996, We Will Never Forget is a great idea. Bloggers from all over will write a post in honor of one of the victims. You'll see the buttons everywhere in the blogsphere - I think is a very cool idea. I wish I could participate.

But I'm not that kind of writer. I write what I know, I write what is in my head (good or bad) at that time. I can write about those I love (or hate) but not someone I don't know. And this? This is too important. I just don't think I can do a post that would be "good enough". But I do encourage you to get involved. Seriously - it's a great project.

Like I said, I write what I know. What's in my head and heart. Every day for the past 5 years I think of September 11, 2001. I remember how it felt to see that horrific scene unfold. I remember the terror (yes, I felt the terror) when I heard the Pentagon had been hit. I will never forget how I felt when I heard about United Flight 93. I think I about it every day.

No - I don't obsess. That's not what I mean. But something will happen that will demonstrate how different life is now than it was then. Or I'll hear some wack job talkin' about how futile the war on terror is - and I get mad all over again.

And that is how I will deal with this day, this year. And it's important that we all participate. In Our Own Way. We cannot allow what happened to become just so much history. When that happens - we lose. That's what I believe.

So start thinking. Start planning. Participate.


Posted by Tammi at August 23, 2006 05:49 AM | TrackBack

I signed up, 'adopted' one of the victims and put the doohickey on my sidebar... but I'm not writing a post about her. Didn't even see that part, sorry! And I'm not that kind of writer, either! ;)

Adopt one if you want; you don't have to write a memorial to someone you don't know... but I kinda think you just wrote one for them all. :D

Posted by: pam at August 23, 2006 07:38 AM

I don't think it has to be done by "great writers" alone - I'm not anywhere near a great writer at all and I'm doing one, just based on information I could find about him, writing what my impression is just from what little info I could find and it's just to say "hey", you're being thought of on this day, you're part of this project of remembrance, and you aren't forgotten. I hope they get enough people, I'd hate to be a family member of one of the ones that doesn't get filled by the 11th. I think you'd do great, Tammi, but it's up to you!

Posted by: Lisa W. at August 23, 2006 08:35 AM

I'm not a great writer and I surely cannot do the man I have justice. Nobody can really. But I had never heard of him and it bothers me. So I'm writing that day kind of like my Moms POW/MIA bracelet from 'nam, as a reminder of all of them, but also bringing the gentleman's name to my personal forefront. I kind of feel like I adopted him for life now.

Posted by: Bou at August 23, 2006 02:38 PM
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