Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It is a federal holiday in the United States of America to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving the country. It is a day of remembrance of the valor and courage shown by extraordinary souls who thought above their own self. After the American Civil War of 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic established a day for the country to decorate the graves of the heroes with flowers and called it Decoration Day.
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Eventually by the end of 20th Century, the Union and Confederate holiday celebrations merged to form the Memorial Day. Today, It is a day to celebrate freedom gifted by the sacrifices of many families with speeches, parades and BBQ’s that last the whole weekend leading up to the Memorial Day.
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Over time Second Life residents have celebrated various real life holidays in the virtual world. Memorial Day is also observed by Linden Labs, which has its offices at San Francisco, USA. On this day Linden Labs offices are closed, though in-world help is available. A series of Memorials and events are taking place in SL. Stop by to visit any you like.
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The museums and historical venues dedicated to this day are:
The Path to Freedom is a beautiful venue that has been built to honor and remember all those who have served the US Armed Forces and the families that had to face many wars. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Thynk/174/35/23
Operation Enduring Freedom is a memorial dedicated to all the men and women of the US Armed Forces who lost their lives in Afghanistan. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Arena/70/95/46
Second Life Cold War Museum endeavours to educate the Second Life residents the most frightening periods and facts during the Cold War. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/74/222/23
Best in Red White and Blue contest with L$500 on board will be held at 6 pm on 25th May, 2015 at the Radio Active Night Club. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Icefyre/30/79/24
Dj BrendaLee will be playing great tunes at the grand opening at the Leopard Lounge and will also celebrate Memorial Day. They have invited all the Marine Corps, armed forces and others in the Under the Sea theme party from 6pm to 8pm on May 25th 2015. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Capri/197/218/25
TexRMoon is having its Karaoke Night on this special day at 6pm and live singing is welcomed by party crashers.
Or if you would like to buy some exclusive Memorial Day decorations, visit the following venues.
The House of Winddragon has various decorations from flowers and cards to cakes and food available at reasonable prices. There is also a bakery and a flower shop. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winddragon%20Isle/147/12/26/
DeCuir Creations Fireworks under the guidance of Henri, is the best place to search for fireworks with realism and quality in virtual world sharing the true spirit specially for this holiday.
Dakota’s Creations has décor like furniture, plants, balloons, flex etc. to celebrate Memorial Day.
Look into marketplace for other decorations and outfits. There are over 1020 items related to Memorial Day. https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bmaturity_level%5D=GM&search%5Bkeywords%5D=memorial+day
To see other holidays officially celebrated by Linden Labs, visit http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Holidays.