Friday, August 04, 2006


911 Calling All Bloggers

Linked from Laurie at Soldiers’ Angels New York Soldiers’ Angels New York. If you haven’t seen this effort, consider joining up (if you have a blog, that is.) I saw this earlier on one of the Milblogs, and signed up then.

911 Calling All Bloggers

Some of you may have heard about 2,996. This is an effort to remember each individual who lost their life in the terror attacks on the U.S. on September 11th, 2001.

Each blogger who signs up receives a name and will post a tribute to that person on their own blog on September 11th, 2006. If you have not signed up for this, please consider doing so. All of the names have not yet been assigned. Here is an update from 2,996:

But before I go too far here’s the latest progress report. As of this posting there are 1062 people signed up to tribute. That’s 35.5%. Unfortunately, that means that by 9/11 we’ll have just short of 2,000 volunteers.

I’ve been spending a lot of time sending information about 2,996 to some of the big blogs, online newspapers. I’m hoping that some big publicity will speed up the sign up rate. So far I’ve got some interest, but nothing concrete.

Bottom line is we need more bloggers. That’s where you all come in.

1. What if each of us got 2 new bloggers to sign up? I’ll tell you what…we’d have more than enough to put this thing over the top. So tell everyone about it. Remember the old commercial? You tell 2 friends…then they’ll tell 2 friends…

2. We do need some publicity. And the bigger the better. So send requests to the big blogs you read. Ask them to join. And them to do a story. Ask them to help. It might be easy to overlook one email from the guy running the whole thing, but it’d be much more difficult to overlook fifty or a hundred emails.

So, do as Laurie suggests. It’s for a great cause. And look forward to my tribute to Michelle Coyle-Eulau, one of the victims of 9/11, who perished at the World Trade Center, Tower 1, on September 11, 2001.

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