In the interest of readership I encourage anyone who has their posts ready early to go ahead and post them. In the next few days 2,996 may (it's all up in the air right now) receive a good bit of publicity. This means more people on the 2,996 site, and more people clicking over to your blog. I see this as a great opportunity for more and more Americans, people, bloggers, whomever, to read about the amazing people we all lost that day.
So go ahead and post your tributes. If you know how, keep them at the top...sticky posts, future dating, whatever your blog trick is. You've already pledged your victim a single day, why not give them a little more?
And, I'd like to once again thank each and every one of your for joining in. I had an idea, that's all. Based on the tributes I've had the honor to read so far, no one will be able to blog on 9/11 without remembering those we pledged to never forget. The research I've witnessed is amazing. Until I started this, I didn't realize how deeply we all still felt the loss of 2,996 innocent people.
And so, my tribute, on a separate blog site, has the following ...
From the Tribute to Gary H. Lee:
If you've read the posts so far, you have some idea of what Gary Lee was like. He was one of two-thousand nine-hundred ninety-six known victims of the 9/11 attacks. Cantor Fitzgerald, the company that Gary worked for, lost over 600 of its employees. These were people with family and friends, co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances. People who were loved, liked, whose presence was enjoyed, jokes laughed at.
Gary Lee was a mentor to some, a friend to many. Imagine the loss, not only to his family, or even to Cantor Fitzgerald, but to his country, of this man who had so much to offer. So many people, with dreams, hopes, problems, loves and hates, and limitless futures, were cut down without warning, slaughtered without mercy, for no other reason than an unreasoning hatred of a Nation, and a People, who believe in Freedom.
Please visit my Tribute blog and learn a little bit about Gary H. Lee. Celebrate his life, mourn his passing, say a few words if you wish. The Tribute is about the victims of 9/11, not about those giving tribute to them. We are remembering, and hope you will remember, too.
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Below are the Tributes I have read:
Sues Views: Diane Marie Moore Parsons
Demediacratic Nation: Jill Marie Campbell
NeoCon Command Center: Lee S. Fehling
Freedom, Gunz, Glory, and EBYJO: For Sara...
A Rose By Any Other Name: Daphne Ferlinda Elder
truth is freedom: 9/11 Tribute for Gilbert Granados
Born Again Redneck: Lee Charles Ludwig
My Republican Blog: Anil T. Bharvaney
Snow Trapped Southern Girl: Edward Raymond Vanacore
ABFreedom: Captain Daniel Brethel
It's A Dog Life: Felicia Traylor-Bass
EBYJO: Claudia Suzette Sutton
GUNZ: Sara Elizabeth Low
Gawfer: William (Bill) Robert Godshalk
Gulf Coast Huricane Tracker: John J. Tobin
Suzy Snapper: Manette Marie Beckles
Planck's Constant: Terrence E Adderley
lynda's lullaby 2: Carl Asaro
2 Point Zero: Joseph A. Mascali
Sister Toldjah: Peter Edward Mardikian
The Phoenix Real Estate Guy: Harry Ramos
Uncommonly Sensible: Jeanette LaFond-Menichino
Wizbang: John T. Gnazzo
Day By Day: Kyung (Kaccy) Cho
GINA COBB: Amenia Rasool
Always On Watch: Steven Lawrence Glick
Anna: Davis Grier “Deeg” Sezna, Jr.
neo-neocon: Glenn Wilkinson
The Anchoress: Matthew David Garvey
Sparks from the Anvil: David Reed Gamboa-Brandhorst (age 3)
One Crazy Chick: Debra "Debbie" Paris
Mike's America: Deborah Kaplan
Skye at Ex-Donkey Blog: Marcello Matricciano
Katey's Kafe: Joao A.D. Aguiar
Tubby's Comments: LaShawana Johnson
Sundries: Angel Perez
Red Coyote: Jerome Dominguez