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Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Veterans Tribute Memorial Wall
By Bixyl Shuftan
During this Veterans Day weekend, there was a special exhibit set up in the Southfield sim: the Veterans Tribute memorial wall.
Army Specialist Jacob D. Borton.
Without you standing sentinel, and ever must you be,
Without you standing sentinel, not one would long live free.
There are also a few combat vehicles set up, plus a few aircraft in the air. Trees and rock separated the exhibition from the rest of the sim. Bordering the sim edge was a strip of poppies.
While there, one of the Tribute staff was there, Wildroses Pevensey. She greeted visitors, whom included a number who were veterans in real life. She told me that the exhibit had been up for three days, and was due to be taken down the next day. In previous years, the Veterans Tribute was part of larger events, and part of a sim-wide display that was up for a week, "We've had to scale back."
The following day, the memorial was gone, in storage until Veterans Day next year.