Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 Tribute Planned

(This information stuck at the top for the summer. Scroll down for the latest postings by Always on Watch)

I found the following at GM Roper's blog and am shamelessly copying the information here:
"'September 11, 2006 will mark the 5-year anniversary of the attacks that killed 2,996 innocent people on American soil....

"'A few months ago I started wondering what, if anything, I would write in my blog that day. A remembrance? A tribute? Anything I came up with seemed shallow, cliché, not enough.

"'I’d like 2,995 blogging volunteers to help me with a tribute to the victims of 9/11. If you’d like to participate, you’ll be assigned the name of someone who was murdered on September 11, 2001. Then on September 11, 2006 you’ll post your own tribute to that person. It can be anything you want it to be: a photo tribute, an essay, a remembrance, a poem…it’s up to you. Then link back to a page I will create which will give the names of all 2,996 victims and links to the blogs that will remember them that day.

"'But, and this is critical, I don’t want any of us to remember the murderers. Do not refer to the terrorists. Or their organization. Or their goals. Let them fade into nothing. Let them be forgotten. Remember those worth remembering.'"
Here is how to sign up:
"If you want to participate, signups are being accepted through comments on either of two blogs: D.C. Roe or 2996. You can also sign up by email to dcroe05-at-yahoo-dot-com. D.C. is making the assignments; although, if you have a name you'd really like to honor, it probably wouldn't hurt to request it. A list of names and participants assigned so far is available here."
I'm going to participate and have requested my assignment.

78 Comments:

At 6/20/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ah yes I have seen this too AOW...beautiful idea eh?..thanks for spreadin it around.

 
At 6/20/2006 9:37 AM, Anonymous Debbie said...

Thanks, AOW for letting me know about this. Yes I will participate. And the image you have up is actually a screensaver/desktop program which I have had since 9/ll on all my computers. The sound is "God Bless America" sung by Celine Deon.

 
At 6/20/2006 10:27 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

This project is well organized. Within a short time of emailing D.C. Roe, I had my assignment: Steven Lawrence Glick; the assignment came with a link to Mr. Glick's picture. I like that personal touch!

And with all this advance notice, I have time to think about exactly what I want to post.

 
At 6/20/2006 10:39 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Thanks for the heads-up, AoW!

 
At 6/20/2006 11:17 AM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Top of the morning AOW! Hey, have you heard about this new movie about Islam:

http://www.whatthewestneedstoknow.
com/where_its_playing.asp

I just heard about it over at Little Green Footballs..

 
At 6/20/2006 12:51 PM, Blogger Storm said...

What about the DC attack?

 
At 6/20/2006 1:47 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Hey, AOW... I lost your email address. SORRY!

Anyhow, I got an email from someone whom I believe is brownie concerning the pederast comment I made.

Drop me an email at brooke_david@mac.com, and I will forward it to you!

 
At 6/20/2006 2:26 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Storm,
I had thought of that same question and went to the site to inquire. I see that you've already inquired there. We'll find out soon enough.

 
At 6/20/2006 2:29 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
The movie is playing in my area; as I expected that cinema is not convenient for me. But I may be able to go anyway.

Debbie,
Screen saver? Drop me an email with instructions as to how I can get it.

WHT,
I'm pretty good at spreading news among those in my circle.

Brooke,
With this early notice, I have time to plan more. I hate having to do a rush-job on anything.

 
At 6/20/2006 2:44 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

This is very cool, although I don't know how we're supposed to get the information needed on one of the people who were killed??? Anyway, I will sign up for this, and thanks!

If you get the information on the Screen Saver, please let me know. Thanks again, and blessings, AOW!

 
At 6/20/2006 2:48 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gayle,
I got a link to some information in an email after I signed up. The information is minimal, but I might find time to do some research and find some additional data.

 
At 6/20/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger kevin said...

This a great idea , count me in.

 
At 6/20/2006 6:04 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Storm,
Yes! Pentagon victims are also included.

I now have the name of Edna L. Stephens, who perished at the Pentagon on 9/11. I will psst my tribute to her at Northern Virginiastan, which is specific to the D.C. area.

 
At 6/21/2006 12:01 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh! Troll and I both want to do it. We will sign up. I have to contact an Aunt in Maine who is related by marriage to a man who was on one of those planes that hit the Towers. Perhaps one of us could do a memorial for him. Whoever we are assigned it would be an honor to remember them.

This is just a wonderful idea.

 
At 6/21/2006 12:20 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

there is a nyt edition that has several paragraphs on each victim. I signed up and found a trove of info there.

 
At 6/21/2006 4:04 PM, Blogger Dumb Ox said...

Dear Always,

Thanks for the compliment over at WHT!

By all means, feel free to trackback your posts anytime (The Dumb Ox has daily Open Trackbacks).

It'll be a good reminder to pop over to read your posts.

Plus, this post really is a good reminder. Thanks.

D. Ox
http://thomistic.blogspot.com

 
At 6/21/2006 4:05 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Dumb Ox,
Thank you for that courtesy. I might take you up on the offer--when I figure out how to do trackbacks. LOL.

 
At 6/21/2006 7:13 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Hi AOW, It seems like a good idea, and I've signed up, his header with the peace sign made my ears perk up a bit though.. thinking dhimmicrat? Maybe I'm just paranoid:>) I'm thinking WAR not peace, after our soldiers were found mutilated...

 
At 6/21/2006 7:20 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
I see the peace sign on the sign-up assignments page, but not on the other pages. Did I miss it?

Whatever. The idea of a big tribute with 2996 blogs is a good one.

 
At 6/22/2006 7:20 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

I don't think I plan on another personal post like last year. I am going to talk about how my perspective on life changed that day.

Contrary to popular opinion time does not heal all wounds.

Yet I want you to remember the sanctimonious hostility of the Duck. I was there on that day unlike the Jersey Girls. I saw the look on the faces of men who could have been their husbands. They have no claim to be reresentative of the views of those of us who were there or even victims families. They have become addicted to the publicity and the media cult of proting far left victims like the Jersey Girls and Cindy " Commie Antisemite" Sheehan.

 
At 6/22/2006 2:02 PM, Blogger conservativekat said...

Thank you. It seems interesting and I plan on helping.

 
At 6/22/2006 10:01 PM, Blogger FLORIAN said...

How soon we forget what really happened. Very good info AOW. Thanks.

 
At 6/24/2006 7:07 AM, Blogger Storm said...

Always

the answer was yes and I'm
in

Gayle Not to encourage plagarism but just to get you started there are some static memorial sites already on the interent just type you persons name into google and probably someone already just the ball rollig for you.

If you still need help, email me

storm78676@yahoo.com

 
At 6/25/2006 6:38 PM, Anonymous Debbie said...

I added the graphic to my sidebar with a link back to dcroe, so others can sign up. I'm leaving the graphic on top of all other graphics until after 9/11

 
At 6/25/2006 11:26 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks so much for this, AOW. I wrote and made my request.

 
At 6/26/2006 3:56 PM, Blogger Steve Decatur said...

We are in
http://islamthreat.blogspot.com
We also put your blog on our blog roll. I will be waiting for your assignment and will be honored to do it. I also suggest that when the project is done we contribute theoutput to the Wikipedia project.
SD

PS: I hope that after reading The Islamic Threat Blog you will add it to your blogroll. We are in this together ;)

 
At 6/27/2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

Thank you Storm, I will do that. :)

 
At 6/27/2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

I just "plagiarized" this post and the one on the "Vigil" to send to my daughter. She will love them, I know.

 
At 6/27/2006 4:07 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Cubed,
"Plagiarize" away! No problems!

 
At 6/28/2006 11:32 AM, Blogger benning said...

Wow! What a huge response you got, AOW! Nice work! :D

 
At 6/29/2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Thanks for the link AOW. It is a worthy project...

 
At 7/03/2006 1:56 AM, Blogger Publius said...

Thinking what to write, if I write anything on 9-11, will not be easy. I still remember I was a radio DJ then, and all that day one of the stations I worked for was doing wall-to-wall news coverage and for my shift the Program Director decided we would switch over to music again. I had to turn on the mic and come on air and greet the audience and then pick the music for the rest of my show while coming in for breaks a couple times an hour. I can’t remember what I played or what I said, but everything had to go on and I managed as best I could.

 
At 7/03/2006 12:45 PM, Blogger Shah Alexander said...

Helpful information. It was more than 2,996 deaths. There are wars and accidents throughout the world.

9-11 has changed the world, as people face unprecedented kind of dangers.

 
At 7/09/2006 1:11 PM, Blogger R2K said...

Good idea, I will distro this via my pages as well.

 
At 7/15/2006 10:43 AM, Blogger Janice said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 7/15/2006 1:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Janice,
Your comments are not welcome here. Warren has explained the reasoning at Long Range.

 
At 7/22/2006 1:47 AM, Blogger Shah Alexander said...

I have just signed up. I think of writing a post related to 9-11. There is so much news. I hope I can.

 
At 7/22/2006 5:09 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Shah,
How wonderful!

 
At 7/24/2006 2:50 PM, Blogger D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

I signed up a coule of weeks ago. I have been doing a bit of research on my assigned victim and have already been touched by the process.

Keith Broomfield, Naturalized Jamaican immigrant, father of 10 children, had just gotten a great job in maintenance at one of the towers.

2996 has some cool buttons you can manipulate to include the name of your assigned victim and even a little bio.

I'm looking forward to reading other tributes as well as writing my own.

Cheers!

 
At 7/24/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

D. Daddio,
I'm always gratified to learn of another participant.

Each and every victim is important in his/her own right, but the story o Keith Broomfield is quite touching. I think I may have heard his story before, possibly on a television news-magazine.

Thank you for stopping by. I will visit your blog shortly.

 
At 7/25/2006 5:18 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

What an excellent idea and project to undertake. It would be an honor to be involved, count me in!

 
At 7/25/2006 6:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Joe,
Glad to hear it! Spread the word to your friends, too.

 
At 8/02/2006 9:35 AM, Anonymous holger danske said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 8/02/2006 10:16 AM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm finally on board! 3 year old David Brandhorst...

 
At 8/02/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Wordsmith,
Glad to hear that you're on board. This project still has plenty of victims to memorialize.

A three-year-old child? Yes, children were killed on 9/11. We don't hear much about that now, nearly five years later.

 
At 8/02/2006 10:39 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Holger Danske,
Adding this site to your blogroll is fine by me.

If you scroll down a few articles, you'll see that I've been promoting Obsession. Powerful film!

 
At 8/02/2006 11:01 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Holger Danske,
Because of the long link you left, my right sidebar is not aligned. I've deleted your comment, republish it, and fixed that link.

hi "always on watch team"!

i added you to my bloglist, hope thats ok for you.
just in case you dont know this one:


Obsession: What The War on Terror Is Really About
HonestReporting.com - 1 hr 17 min 30 sec

(click -> video.google)

Look, watch, study, learn, and live - or die if you refuse to learn. This is a clash of civilizations, and we are in the middle of it.

People, this is some very scary stuff. If we don’t wake up and realize our very civilization and lives are at stake here, we are destined to vanish from the face of this planet. Don’t believe me?

Keep defending Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and Hamas, and see how long you live if you refuse to stand up against the Islamofascists. This is the most serious threat of our modern times. If you don’t believe it, then you are just blind, deaf and dumb.

Thank you to Honest Reporting for making these videos.

Obsession. Radical Islam´s War Against The West

 
At 8/04/2006 9:18 PM, Blogger gumbee said...

Hello from Stacey in Indiana!

 
At 8/06/2006 2:54 PM, Blogger FLORIAN said...

Hi AOW. Sorry about being absentee but I was on vacation. Will be by more often now.

 
At 8/08/2006 2:19 PM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

Breaking news:

Hizbollah fighter tells Israel he trained in Iran


fact or fiction?

-- FreeCyprus
Hellenic Reporter

 
At 8/08/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Free Cyprus,
Welcome!

I saw something about that story on the front page of the New York Post when I stopped at the drug store just now.

I'll transfer the link you left to another article here at this blog. Thanks for leaving the info.

 
At 8/14/2006 11:01 AM, Blogger nanc said...

URGENT & O.T. - ahmadinijad has a blog:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/8/13/224646.shtml?s=ic

 
At 8/17/2006 1:34 PM, Blogger Storm said...

AOW did you catch the report that the Iranian President is calling the cease fire a victory for Hezbollah?

 
At 8/20/2006 9:04 PM, Blogger PhoenixFire said...

Hello all AOW i finally get over here what do my eyes c this post.
i still shudder remembering 9-11.
i might not participate but i will support u all in this.

 
At 8/21/2006 7:22 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Phoenix Fire,
Fortunately, biographies of those individuals who perished on 9/11 are available at several sites. Getting the tributes done was quite easy. Still, the pieces took some time to get the tone to my satisfaction.

 
At 8/24/2006 10:35 AM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

I'm on board. Just signed up the other day to honor a victim, and will do it with pride.

 
At 8/24/2006 3:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

MZ,
Glad to hear it! I know that the project is running a bit short of the requested number of bloggers.

 
At 8/25/2006 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aquí os dejo un enlace para vuestra colección propagandística: http://b00m.phpnet.us/

 
At 8/25/2006 6:56 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

No miramos todos los videos en el enlace. Son imajes brutalísimos. Creemos que son la cara verdadera de Islam.

De veras, esto no es lugar donde tenemos una "colección propagandística." Pero tratamos de publicar la verdad como la comprendemos.

 
At 8/27/2006 12:59 AM, Blogger PeaceMan said...

Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest Growing Faith

The book's cover displays a chilling photograph of the eyes of Mohammed Atta, one of the Islamic terrorist hijackers involved in the September 11 2001 atrocities. A fitting lead into this study of Islam and the underlying hatred behind these and other acts of terrorism.

To bracket Islam and peace is just wishful thinking with reference to the Islamic fighting against it's neighbours along the perimeter of the Islamic world, citing the violence against Hindus in India, Communists & Buddhists, Chinese, Jews and Christians. Whereever there be violence, there be Islam it seems.

Islamic `tolerance' of other religions is also studied with reference to the Quranic statement that `anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity deserves to die'.

Numerous incidents are mentioned where those refusing to convert to Islam have been instantly executed on the spot.

Many defenders of Islam say it is a religion of peace.
Islam is not the Arabic word for peace - it means surrender or submission.

 
At 8/27/2006 6:46 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Peace Man,
Thank you for leaving such a lengthy comment.

I have read that particular book of Robert Spencer's. "Chilling" is the right description for the entire book.

the violence against Hindus in India, Communists & Buddhists, Chinese, Jews and Christians--because Islam divides the world into Muslims and the rest, with a mandate to kill or subjugate the rest.

 
At 8/30/2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

¿Dónde puedo encontrar yo la salsa de tomate para mi mono?

 
At 8/31/2006 4:26 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Senor Beamish,
Usted tiene un mono?

 
At 8/31/2006 6:49 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Sí. El es verde con rayas púrpuras y muy irritable sin su espátula.

 
At 8/31/2006 6:54 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Estoy sonriendo.

Es un mono my guapo, verdad? Y tiene una apariencia de mucho color. Purpuro es mi color favorito.

Monos quieren comer por todo el dia y por toda la noche.

 
At 8/31/2006 1:32 PM, Blogger PeaceMan said...

Question: What did the Prophet Mohammed (founder of the "religion of peace") do to the poets and artists listed below on the approximate

dates written by each of the names?

1. March, 624: Al-Nadr bin al-Harith
2. March, 624: Uqba bin Abu Muayt
3. March, 624: Asma bint Marwan
4. April, 624: Abu Afak
5. September, 624: Kab bin al-Ashraf
6. September(?), 624: Ibn Sunayna
7. July or August, 625: A One-eyed Bedouin
8. January 630: One of Abdullah bin Katal’s two singing-girls

Answer: He had them killed for writing poems or singing songs that displeased him.

 
At 8/31/2006 2:08 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Peace-Man,
Good list there. Today we see most Islamic sects forbidding poetry and music. The Koran is supposed to be all-sufficient. Hence, the desire of "fundamentalist" sects to destroy what most others would consider works of art.

MTP was one brutal guy, and he serves as the model for all Muslims. Some, of course, don't take that model seriously. But a sufficient number of them do and work mayhem--sometimes on a greater scale than at other times.

 
At 8/31/2006 4:18 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Mi mono no quiere comer. El sólo quiere tirar alimento y chillido acerca de la física de la partícula.

hehehe

 
At 8/31/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Un mono muy especial y de la imaginacion. Crei que si.

[Debo aprender de poner los acentos. Se donde pertenecen]

 
At 8/31/2006 11:30 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Yo me pregunto cuántas a personas sudan sobre traducir estas frases para sólo encontrar que hablamos acerca de un mono verde loco con rayas púrpuras.

 
At 9/01/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Que lastima que no sea el primero de abril!, verdad?

Quiza lectores aqui piensen que hablamos de algo importante y cubierto. ;)

Es posible el Departmento de Seguridad nos mira. Hehehe.

Los que conocen al Sr. Beamish no van a preocuparse. Pero otros? Es propio problema si se preocupan.

 
At 9/01/2006 4:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Damn, AOW, your Beanerese is better than mine. LOL.

 
At 9/01/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
Have I not mentioned to you that I'm a Spanish major? What a perfect Secretary of Homeland Education I'll be! ;)

 
At 9/01/2006 4:23 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

Can you teach people how to speak American?

 
At 9/01/2006 4:26 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
I spend most of my time teaching English--American English, of course.

I've also taught ESL to a variety of native speakers of different languages.

 
At 9/01/2006 9:10 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

As Sec. of Homeland Education, you'll be in charge of implementing American as the official language of the United States of America and annexed continents.

 
At 9/02/2006 5:59 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Absolutely! I know enough Spanish to tell Latinos to get with it and speak English. I happen to know just one word in Arabic--"the f-bomb," which I learned in college.

No more publishing ballots in any language other than American! The same goes for any government publications.

And no more of this nonsense on voice menus: "For English, press one." Every time I hear that phrase, my blood pressure goes up.

Non-English speakers will be told once AND ONLY ONCE about the requirement of American English as the official language. After that, the War Department can take over the necessary "persuasion."

A day or two ago, I saw an article about the post office in Maywood, CA flying the Mexican flag instead of the American flag. I haven't done any research to find out if that story is true or just a rumor. If true, that is a cause for military deployment in Maywood--or else for annexing Mexico.

 
At 9/02/2006 4:16 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

We're going to make the British speak American too.

 

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