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Friday, September 11, 2015
9/11 Memorials in Second Life
September 11th Memorial in the dAlliez Land Headquarters sim, created by Liam Kanno (New World Notes article here). Others in the past included the Twin Towers memorial in the New York City Block sim, and the Stairclimb tribute in Aero Pines Park.
While these great memorials have faded away into the virtual nether, there are others about on the Grid today.
Stag Island has one of the more picturesque memorials one can visit. There are two square spaces in which water flows inside from all four sides, with two beams of light going up that are quite visible when seen with the viewer set at Midnight. The walls list all of those whom were killed on the attacks. Two events at the memorial are planned, at 8AM and 6PM SL time.
Stagg Island (13, 146, 37)
Another memorial is at McCoy Island. One of the towers has pictures of the fallen. The other an artistic tribute. Several events are also planned there from 3 to 9PM SL time, including several live performances.
McCoy Island (68, 49, 25)
At Learning Virtuale is a skybox memorial. I found notecards with links to websites.
Serena Balmoral (215, 37, 1801)
Over the Betonia sim was another Skybox memorial. This was a single room with a number of tribute pictures. There was a link to a tribute event for early Thursday evening.
Betonia (117, 240, 343)
Fourteen years later, the country still remembers, and will continue to remember.