Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day in Second Life

Memorial Day is here, and for Second Life residents in the United States, time to take a few moments to remember the fallen Veterans of its wars, past and present.

Among the places with memorials, Southern Colorado sim has one, built by owner Daaneth Kivioq.

"Memorial day is upon us, and it is time to honor those who have selflessly served America - especially those who have fallen fighting in her honor. Several years ago I created a small memorial to them in Hope Gardens. I invite you to come visit it, and spend a few minutes remembering those who have sacrificed so much."

At the memorial, a plaque reads, "My angel, his name is Freedom - choose him to be your king. He shall cut pathways east and west, and fend you with his wing." - Ralph Waldo Emmerson

"Dedicated to all those whom have given life or limb in service of the Angel named Freedom."

Southern Colorado (129, 42, 25)

Probably the best known veterans' memorial in Second Life is the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. Created by Meme Science, modeled after the real life wall, it has over 58,000 names of those killed and missing from the Vietnam War. More information can be found at it's website:

To get to the Vietnam Wall, Click Here.

The Patriot Island sim is the home of a Veterans' group. Naturally, it has it's own memorial, one for those soldiers whose remains were never identified: The Tomb of the Unknowns.

The memorial is located at Patriot Island (111, 123, 29).

These of course are just a few memorials. Look for more.

Bixyl Shuftan

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