Monday, February 19, 2007

Have You Thought Lately Of The PEOPLE Who Died On September 11th?

Vietnam. That word alone evokes great emotion.

I watch The History Channel frequently. Over the years I've seen hours and hours of programming about Vietnam.

Plug Television series about Vietnam into Google and you get 1,555,000 results. If there's something you want to know about Vietnam there's an installment of an episodic series that will tell you about it.

Throw in websites you can easily find about anything and everything leading up to, during and following The Vietnam War. You have something to fill the rest of your life.

Lately President Bush has been throwing September 11th around again to gain support for "The Surge" in Iraq. It is not my intention at the moment to discuss political issues related to any War we are involved in under the direction of President George W. Bush.

I will say without hesitation that I hope there is never a History Channel episode detailing The Iraq Surge.

It's been three months since "The 2,996 Project" swept The Blogosphere. I find myself wondering how frequently the people who died on September 11th are thought of. Not "the events" of the day; not the ramifications that followed. Simply the people who died.

I proudly participated in "2,996". My post from that day follows. Given Pay Per Post's Review My Post program I'm wondering what you think of it.

The original post, as it was published, follows:

September 11, 2001 is a date that will forever live in United States history. I am a proud participant in the 2996 Project to honour the victims of that horrific day.

I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that we must never forget September 11. To me, it is more important that we remember the people who perished.

Creating what I felt was a tribute worthy of those who died proved to be a difficult task. The World Trade Center in flames is the prevailing image of that day. To display one image or another of New York City as a representation of September 11 is, I think, a disservice to those who perished at The Pentagon and to the heroes aboard United Airlines Flight 93. It is vitally important that all the victims are remembered, including those first responders who died attempting to save the lives of others.

I pray the souls of the victims are at peace. See September 11, 2001 Victims

While I will offer no political commentary, I will say that I feel it is shameful that we have failed to appropriately memorialize those that were killed in these attacks. As billions of dollars have been devoted to waging war in Afghanistan and Iraq we have not put forth the resources necessary to honour the victims.

I believe that it should be a national priority to erect memorials at The Pentagon, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at Ground Zero. While it is only a piece of the puzzle, I encourage you to support Build The Memorial: The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Part of my effort to memorialize the victims is setting the publication time for this posting at 8:46 AM - the time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower of The World Trade Center.

Paying Tribute to:
Joseph Vincent Vigiano
Medford, New York

Joseph was a Detective with the New York City Police Department's "75 Robbery Squad". He was one of the Department's most decorated officers. Three times he was shot in the line of duty and returned to duty after each incident.

Joseph Vincent Vigiano died at The World Trade Center. His twin brother John, a New York City firefighter, also died in the collapse of the Twin Towers. Joseph's body was found one month later; John was never found. Tribute to Joseph

I pray, Joseph, that you rest in peace. God bless your wife, Kathy, and your family.


Anonymous said...

Have You Thought Lately Of The PEOPLE Who Died On September 11th?

Lately and often, many times every day.

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Rosemary said...

I, too, wrote about one of the 2,996, and I think of her often.

Norma Khan