Thursday, November 2, 2023

Veterans Tribute Opens


Yesterday on Wednesday November 1, the Veterans Tribute opened in Second Life. A salute to veterans in the United States and other places around the world, this location appears online very year at the start of November and is up until around the middle of the month. This is the seventeenth year the Tribute has taken place.

Come see the amazing venue Arinarose has built for us this year, on this awesome sim donated by Dram Seekers! I see new exhibits, a coffee shop, great cabin to relax by the fire, and the USS Enterprise joins us this year!

The main part of the Tribute is the memorial wall, also known as the Tribute Wall. It is made up of names submitted by SL residents to honor loved ones, friends, friends of friends, or anyone they feel deserves a stone from any branch of the military, not just from America's Armed Forces, but from any military from around the world, "Honoring those currently serving, those who have served, and those who have paid the ultimate price in defense of their country." Residents can fill out a notecard by touching the red box near the entrance and drop it in to request a new stone for someone. 

Other parts of the Tribute also deserve a mention. There are warplanes in the skies and military vehicles on the ground. There is a place honoring Canadian soldiers who were killed during the War on Terror. What's different this year is a build of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which will host the Marine Corps Ball later this month.

To celebrate the Tribute being up, there was a small party by the staff at 6PM SL time, with Dena McMahon as the DJ. CANA (Canaris Restless) invited those taking pictures to post them in the group Flickr, " or send them my way so we can put them in the gallery."

A fine tribute to the veterans of America, and it's friends.

Bixyl Shuftan

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