Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering And Celebrating Their Lives - Project 2996

For many years now, on the anniversary of the tragic day where 2996 people lost their lives D. Challenger Roe began Project 2,996 which brought bloggers from around the world together to remember and pay tribute to the victims of Sept 11, 2001.

The focus was to take the time to get to know one of the people who died and to celebrate and remember their lives rather than focus on the tragedy that befell them that fateful day.

From the very beginning I loved the fact that the focus wasn't on the tragedy but on celebrating the lives, the people they had been before 9/11.

As part of this tribute, I took the time to find information and remember three different individuals.  And each year, I go back and re-read the posts, think about the lives they lived and the differences they made before those lives ended. As a way to continue to celebrate them

The posts about the people are listed below.

Raymond Meisenheimer - Remembering Raymond Meisenheimer  (2006)

Deora Francis Bodley - Remembering The Lives of Two Heros (2007)

David Reed Gamboa Bradhorst and his fathers Daniel Brandhorst and Ronald Gamboa - Project 2996 - Sept 11, 2008 (2008)

These are just a few of so many lives that were lost on that day and in the days beyond. It is more than ten years ago, but so many lives have been permanently altered, the course of history was forever changed. But at the base of the anniversary of this tragedy lies the simple fact that loved ones were lost, people who loved and were loved and who continue to live on in our memories and hearts.

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