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Purpose of This Website

This website was created for the sole purpose of commemorating the 10th Year Anniversary, and subsequent anniversaries, of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) -- events that forever changed the course of U.S. history and the lives of every American.

In commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, this website (and its related Facebook, Twitter, and Online Blog social sites) was designed to:

  • Honor the memory of all those who have died as a result of 9/11,
  • Honor our men and women in the military for their distinctive and proud service to country over the past decade since 9/11,
  • Rally all Americans around a common anniversary theme--Never Forget, Stay Vigilant, and Remain United,
  • Engage American youth and young adults in dialogue regarding 9/11,
  • Remind all Americans everywhere of the principles and values that we share and that have kept us united on the issue of 9/11,
  • Serve as a platform for encouragement and support through sharing of our stories of strength, survival, resilience, and hope, and
  • Facilitate a medium for expressing and conveying our gratitude (through words and special gifts) to our men and women in the military, their families, as well as the firefighter community.

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About Us

This 9-11 10th Year Anniversary initiative was conceived, funded, designed, developed, and is being operated by a team of everyday Americans like you, here at EKTIMIS. Much like all patriotic Americans, we at EKTIMIS were also touched and changed by the events of 9/11.

One of the lessons of 9/11 is the fact that freedom is worth defending, and we all saw our freedom threatened about a decade ago by people who choose death over life--for themselves and for those that they hate.

Our vision in commemorating this 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is in essence a celebration of freedom. We have chosen to do so by remembering and honoring those who lost their freedom on 9/11, and those brave warriors and diplomats who have made the ultimate sacrifice by defending our freedom since 9/11. Because of their loss (of freedom), ours is preserved.

We invite all Americans to join us in this commemoration--this celebration of freedom. Join us, connect with other Americans, and engage in a respectful and honorable celebration now and during each subsequent anniversary.

As part of this 10th Year Anniversary, we have created two fine works of commemorative art as well as a collector's merlingold medallion memorabilia. These commemorative artworks were conceived and designed by Niyi Taiwo (founder and principal of EKTIMIS), and were drawn under a special commission by freelance artist, Christine Waniak-Howell, artistic director and advisor at EKTIMIS.

EKTIMIS is a Massachusetts (USA)-based company that creates, publishes, and produces products and services that offer practical solutions to individuals, families and businesses on the sole topic of respect and a culture of respect.

 


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