In the days following September 11, 2001, I was one of the millions of Americans who pledged to Never Forget.
In a sense I did keep my promise. I didn’t forget the attacks, or how they affected me. And I have tried not to let their effects lead me into lingering anger or hatred.
But in a larger sense I didn’t keep my promise. Though I didn’t forget the victims, I also never took the time to know them.
Project 2,996 is, in a sense, my self imposed penance, my Mea Culpa.
And as long as I have any online presence, Project 2,996 will continue.