Friday, May 4, 2012

Remembering VE Day

There is no substitute for victory.

General Douglas MacArthur

Recently, Jessii Warrhol contacted me about several events sponsored by SL Flying Tigers that are happening in Second Life (SL) during May.  The theme for these is Remembrance because this year VE (Victory in Europe) Day is on May 8th and the American Memorial Day falls on May 28th.     

The first event is the VE Day Celebrations in the London Sims from May 4th to May 8th, 2012.  Join the Flying Tigers, THI Industries, and the London Sims for four days of remembrance for VE Day.  Scheduled events include a replica of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which will occur over the London Sims, WWII plane exhibits, and a Remembrance book at the London Sims Tower Hill War Memorial.  A complete schedule of events will be posted on and

Next from May 19th to May 20th, 2012, the WWII Conference takes place at the Flying Tiger's Sims. The First Annual Virtual WWII Conference is looking for presenters who can present on various related subjects about WWII. The Flying Tigers' Group and Sims will allow participants in the conference as either an attendee or a presenter from your home, school, or work - without unnecessary travel or expenses. Conference presenters will be able to present virtually using a 3D avatar.  Presentations will be in SL, but topics can be on any WWII specific themes.  Presentations can be from individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, or educational support businesses or industry. The Virtual Pioneers, an ISTE SL group, is our official educational partner with the conference.

Then on May 20, 2012, the Flying Tiger's Flyover at the 4th Annual Bay City Anniversary will take place at 1:30PM SLT over the Bay City Fairgrounds. The Bay City Municipal Airport, the only Linden Labs owned airport, was a recent exhibitor at the SL Airport Expo.

And, there’s more to come!  From May 25th to May 28th, the Memorial Day Weekend Events will occur.  During this weekend there will also be a military merchant's fair for content creators, as well as three days of live DJ’s, contests, and events in the Flying Tiger's Sims.  (I’ve been to one of their earlier ones and these are great fun with great music.) 

Finally, there’s the June 1st to June 3rd Vintage Fashion Weekend.  (OK, this one isn’t in May but it’s close enough!) This event will feature vintage fashions and accessories for three days of fashion shows.  A preview of modern fashions will also occur.  It is an event where fashion meets aviation, with the Flying Tiger's providing the backdrop to the shows.  The show is being staffed by Ava Jhamin, who is CEO of L'Amour Productions and Management.

For all events listed please feel free to IM Jessii inworld for more details or specific dates and times or check the website for updated information.

I would encourage all to go and see these events.  I realize that these remembrance activities are occurring within a virtual world but that does not lessen the gravity of these events as we remember those who went before us and saved the world from certain darkness and oblivion. 

I would like to thank Jessii Warrhol for giving me the scoop here.

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1 comment:

Glorf Bulmer said...

Remembrance is important... last November, a group of us gathered at a war memorial in Caledon to remember the Armistice.

I am, personally, something of a pacifist, and opposed to war... but because of that, I find these acts of remembrance all the more important. It is not a question (as some would have it) of glorifying war - it is a question of being mindful of it, of the courage and the sacrifice of those who gave their lives so that we should have peace again. We should all be mindful of such things.