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Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Remembrance

 


Many celebrate Memorial Weekend with BBQs and family get-togethers. But Memorial Day is more than just the beginning of the long hot summer months to come. Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those that have fallen while in our U.S Military Service. No matter who we are, we all have a family member or know of someone who has fallen while in service of the Armed forces. We at SL Enquirer would like to honor those and their family members giving them the opportunity to say a few words without any prejudice or filters. Here are some words of appreciation from residents of Second Life.



The gift of freedom is priceless. I can’t thank all the brave men and women who have served and have given their lives so that we can live free. Thank you.  -L.J.


Our Memorial Day - Such a great cost!

 

To the friends I've lost

to brothers paying the cost

to warriors who joined them

I didn't know but shared fire

At home everyone sang our hymn

We are one, we are in the gap

Rifle & Cap! Forever now!

 

Remember us! 

A G


Thank you to each and every veteran that has proudly served our country. Thank you to their families as well, it is never easy. Words cannot convey my appreciation for your dedication, service and sacrifice. You are all truly heroes!

 

--Ely Catronis

 

 

Memorial day gives everyone an opportunity to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As we gather together with family and friends to honor the heroes who have fallen, take a moment of silence to think about their duty, their obligation and their sacrifice. Say a prayer, if you wish to do so. 

Sending you all love and peace on Memorial Day and always. Thank you to all who have served and thank you to all who are currently serving our country.

- Addi.Ohare


To my brothers and sisters, you will always be remembered. The best way to honor you is how we live the life that you have died giving us. Thank you for all that sacrifice.
-OB

Feel free to share your thoughts and appreciation in the comment box below!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

EVENTS HAPPENING IN SECOND LIFE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

 




Memorial Day Weekend at VT&S May 28th-30th


What do we have going for the holiday weekend?  Come check out our gorgeous entertainers and the special trinkets and menus available for the holiday!


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Resort/25/128/1499






Frank’s Elite Joins in Commemorating Memorial Day on May 29th


Membership Not Required

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. - John F. Kennedy


We would like to invite you all to join us in remembering this special event as we honor our veterans who fought for our freedom through our uniquely prepared lineup of entertainment and more.

Uniform / 40s styled attire


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Resort/25/128/1499 






 Memorial Day Celebration at New York-New York May 29th, 5:30 pm SLT

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                    ♫♪"MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION"♫♪

              

                 DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM SLT

              

          🎧 DJ JAFFEE GAFFER 🎧 


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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elite%20Dreams/63/37/2999 





Memorial Day at Rockin Robin @ Purelife Lodge  May 30th at 12:00 pm SLT


On Memorial Day we will be dancing in our Veterans Memorial Park created by Jackson, Isabella, and Ev. Join us and be sure to take a walk through the park to view the displays for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. In lieu of venue tips, we will be accepting donations to Homes for Our Troops this weekend.


At 6 pm SLT, DJ PureLife will present Rockin' Robin's official MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE. Please join us as we honor and remember those who fought and died while serving in the armed forces of the United States and allied nations. Those who served are invited to wear their uniforms or you can wear something patriotic (red, white, blue) on Monday.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin%20Robin/183/120/3703




Memorial Day @ Club Carnage  May 30th, 6:00 pm SLT


From 6-8. Come help us thank those that fight for us to be free. We remember those that have served and given their lives in our military today. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Come honor them and celebrate our freedom for which they fought. Wear any uniform of the armed services or carry a flag!

No one EVER HAS to dress for events here. A lot of people come to hear the awesome music and socialize.


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ClubCarnageSL 


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Young/194/212/36 



Monday, May 31, 2021

May 31- Celebrate Memorial Day @ Club Carnage Starting at 6 pm SLT


From 6-8, Come help us thank those that fight for us to be free. We remember those that have served and gave their lives in our military today. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Come honor them and celebrate our freedom for which they fought. Wear any uniform of the armed services or carry a flag!

No one EVER HAS to dress for events here. A lot of people come to hear the awesome music and socialize.


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ClubCarnageSL

TELEPORT: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Young/194/212/36

MAY 31-Celebrate Memorial Day at Dino's with DJ Cheyenne from 4 pm- 6 pm SLT


Come celebrate Memorial Day with us at Dino's 

DJ Cheyenne enjoys playing for a crowd. Be sure to bring your dedications and requests to the hottest club on the grid ~ Dino's by Franks Jazz

TELEPORT: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%202/208/7/1102

May 31-Memorial Day Tribute, Military Display at Rockin' Robins- All Day Event

 

We are dancing in our Veterans Memorial Park all day Monday, May 31st. At 6 pm SLT, DJ PureLife will present Rockin' Robin's official MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE. 

Please join us as we honor and remember those who fought and died while serving in the armed forces of the United States and allied nations. Those who served are invited to wear their uniforms, or you can wear something patriotic (red, white, blue) or casual. 

The build includes displays for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Please also consider making a donation to one of the Homes for Our Troops kiosks located at our Veterans Memorial Park.


TELEPORT NOW: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin%20Robin/128/141/3510

Monday, May 24, 2021

2021 Memorial Day Weekend, The Outsiders Dance Troupe, and Paul Woodrunner!- Venus Amore Reporting...

Pictured here is one of the acts the troupe did in a past show.

The Outsiders Dance Troupe in Action

          “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” - Patton

This coming weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and there will be many events. Be sure to stop by Copperhead Road, for a plethora of exhibits in memory of those heroes we honor. Paul Woodrunner’s exhibits are created from the heart; something you want to visit. On Memorial Day, The Outsiders Dance Troupe’s will be performing at their home theater “The Bob Hope Theater” at 6 pm SLT at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/64/124/1528   

The Exhibits, some replicated from the real world reside along with The Bob Hope Theater on Copperhead Road. Come view the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Fountain, Flight 93 National Memorial along with the astounding Tower of Voices and the Wall of Names. Each of these exhibits has been created in Second Life by Paul Woodrunner and his plan to bring the residents of Second Life together to celebrate the lives of our heroes.  

 

 

The Outsiders Dance Troupe was established in 2017 by Paul Woodrunner. It combines his passion for honoring veterans, first responders, and ordinary day heroes, with his Second Life knowledge and experience from his extensive work with Tribute Bands, Dance venues, and his ability to replicate Real World Builds and (New York’s The Empire Room, Manhattan’s Radio City and The Apollo in Harlem) bring them to life in Second Life. His undying devotion to honor heroes shows through his creations.

 Today and every day we honor our veterans, active duty, first responders, and those individuals who protect the free world. “HEROES” are people who risk their lives daily to protect our world and make it a better place. It is an honor to be supported by choreographers in Second Life of such caliber. The Outsiders Dance Troupe members joined forces with Paul Woodrunner, sharing his passion and dreams about honoring those who fought for freedom. They contribute their valuable time and talent through choreographing dances. They too have heroes either in their own families, or friends who have risked or lost their lives to keep our freedom. Before the actual troupe started, Paul experienced firsthand how Second Life Residents, both veterans in real life, many active role-players depicting veterans and active-duty members in-world, loved being entertained. This event consisted of only three acts in a region called Indochina (Vietnam).  The eight-sim region enjoyed the show, and the experience is projected to remind us to uplift our heroes that Second Life Aviation Magazine featured an article contributed by Luke Flywalker about it. The show started with a Ronald Reagan speech and ended with a 21 Gun Salute to honor one of Paul Woodrunner’s friends, a fellow member of the armed forces Marine branch who died in real life. After this event, The Outsiders Troupe started entertaining on several veteran-type holidays per year with honoring our heroes in mind. They dance in the Bob Hope Theater, to remember Bob Hope’s dedication to entertaining heroes worldwide. They were inspired by Bob Hope and his “Bob Hope USO Shows”. 

 


The founder of Paul Woodrunner Productions served in the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Buck Sergeant and NCO. His MO was 46250 Weapons Mechanic and he had the job of loading munitions such as bombs, flares, rockets, and missiles on Fighter Aircrafts (A-7s and F-4s). He was a member of the acclaimed Flying Tigers, a group that was independent outside of the military force and recruited by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941. This elite group flew missions in China against the Japanese in World War II.  He also served in Nato when he was stationed in West Germany. Paul fought in the Cold War and helped defeat Communism. Paul’s passion for honoring veterans has spilled over to Second Life and made a big impact on the Residents over the years.


Interview with Paul Woodrunner and Venus Amore

 

Venus Amore (VA): What inspired you to start the Outsider's troupe?

Paul Woodrunner (PW): Ever since I have been into Entertainment in SL. I've had a desire to entertain the troops and veterans. I grew up during the Vietnam War and though it all one man rang true to me; Bob Hope, as a young boy I went to a Bob Hope show, it was the grand opening of the Superdome in New Orleans. Second Life gave me, after a lot of hard work, the opportunity to lead my own troupe, and eventually, the Outsiders was born.

VA: When did you first build a memorial to honor those lives that were lost serving our country.

PW: On the Empire Room platform there is a memorial I built maybe 10 years ago that has an eternal flame and I've kept it burning from the day it was built

VA: How many holidays do you do Shows for and what is the purpose behind these shows?

PW: We do the big ones: Vietnam War, Veteran’s Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, 9/11, and a few more. Usually, it works out that every other month there is a show.

VA: When you first started your adventure in Second Life, what caught your interest the most? 

PW: Tribute bands, replicated buildings, creating entertainment venues.  

VA: What does the future look like for the Outsiders and Paul Woodrunner Productions?

PW: I see the Outsiders continuing to honor our military, first responders, and all people who help people. We might all be Heroes and today or in the past help your neighbor, a passerby, or be that someone who saw smoke and ran towards it. WE THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS, and the Outsiders will continue to push that. I see great things in store for the Outsiders and Bob Hope theater. Stay tuned it will continue to be a wonderful ride.

VA: Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers?

PW: We are in such a place in our history, not only in the US but the whole world. I just feel due to the recent events people seem to be more connected to each other. Heroes who participated in wars, still fight to maintain our freedom every day.  Every time we have a chance to elevate our heroes, we should. We should not mourn their deaths or our loss but be grateful and proud that such people (Heroes) lived to give us our freedom.


It was a great honor to interview Paul. He has great plans and ideas. He has worked on his goals and succeeded. He is a man with a plan; someone to admire and aspire to be like. His compassion and hard work show through in his creations in Second Life and are very contagious. So, in closing, do not forget this weekend and make sure you visit the exhibits and make it to the show! 

“Be not your brother’s keeper, be your brother’s brother.”

                                                                  - Anonymous 

 Additional Information:

Venue SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/64/124/1528


The Bob Hope Theater Group: secondlife:///app/group/a2625d0e-9025-9470-b551-bf2e8e0804b8/about


Paul Woodrunner’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.woodrunner


Find him in world at: secondlife:///app/agent/118463bc-2f1e-4eb7-9d56-f2ff6238848e/about


Thursday, May 20, 2021

PAUL WOODRUNNER PRODUCTIONS WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL MEMORIAL- May 31st at 6pm SLT

         "We will not be Mourning the loss of Heroes but celebrating that they lived." 

               The Bob Hope Theater at Copperhead Road

This year the Memorial Day Weekend Tribute will be on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 6pm SLT, "The Outsiders Memorial Day Tribute Show" will be performed by The Outsiders Dance Troupe with various acts created by individual choreographers in remembrance of all the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for our FREEDOM. Their HONOR and DEDICATION to FREEDOM and the American Way is presented through Dance, Music, Choreography and setting the ambiance.

The Outsiders Dance Troupe, formerly known as Fortunate Sons, originated in May of 2017. After two years on the road as a traveling troupe they and their famous Bob Hope Theater finally returned home to Copperhead Road permanently. The Theater itself was created in 2019 by Paul Woodrunner, as a dedication and tribute to the late Bob Hope who devoted his time, kindness, and goodwill to entertain troops around the world. Every year, The Outsiders perform numerous dance events dedicated to our veterans, first responders, and heroes, who risk their lives for our freedom.

You can witness this feeling of awe at "THE TOWER OF VOICES" replica in Second Life: 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/81/7/1995

"THE TOWER OF VOICES" is a memorial dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew of flight 93. The TOWER OF VOICES is a 93-foot wind chime each chime representing those brave people.  You are invited to come and explore this exhibit on your own during the weekend. There is no other tower like it in either 1st Life or 2nd Life worlds.The Tower Of Voices

  “A Hero is someone who puts his/her own life at risk for the greater good of others!” 

                                                                                                                - Paul Woodrunner


           "My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.

                  - Sidney Sheldon

Thank you in advance for joining us and supporting the creative community in Second Life who have come together to HONOR the lives of those people throughout time. People who laid down their lives to protect and serve humanity.

by Venus Amore, Paul Woodrunner, and Morganna Marenwolf

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

PAUL WOODRUNNER PRODUCTIONS WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL MEMORIAL- May 29th at 6pm SLT

 

by Venus Amore, Paul Woodrunner, and Morganna Marenwolf


               "We will not be Mourning the loss of Heroes but celebrating that they lived." 

               The Bob Hope Theater at Copperhead Road

Starting Memorial Day Weekend, you will not want to miss this spectacular dedication on Saturday, May 29th at 6 pm SLT. "THE TOWER OF VOICES" will be brought to life by one of Second Life’s most revered and talented Particle Extraordinaire “Moondance Parx”. This EPIC LIGHT SHOW Co-Stars MC/DJ "Cordie" (Cordelia Cerise) Choreographer Specialist. 

You can witness this feeling of awe at "THE TOWER OF VOICES" replica in Second Life: 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/81/7/1995

"THE TOWER OF VOICES" is a memorial dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew of flight 93. The TOWER OF VOICES is a 93-foot wind chime- each chime representing those brave people.  You are invited to come and explore this exhibit on your own during the weekend. There is no other tower like it in either 1st Life or 2nd Life worlds.

  “A Hero is someone who puts his/her own life at risk for the greater good of others!” 

                                                                                                                - Paul Woodrunner


The Tower Of Voices

Sunday, make time for our 4pm SLT Live Musician at the Tower!! JustinElias Anatra sings live songs from numerous genres and is respected as being one of the best singers to ever perform in SL.  Unlike many "live" singers, Justin engineers his own backtracks making his performances unique and original.  He has even been known to do creative "mash ups" on well-known tunes as well.  Come and join the event and bring your friends to enjoy what is always a memorable evening! 


This year the Memorial Day Weekend Tribute will be on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 6pm SLT, "The Outsiders Memorial Day Tribute Show" will be performed by The Outsiders Dance Troupe with various acts created by individual choreographers in remembrance of all the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for our FREEDOM. Their HONOR and DEDICATION to FREEDOM and the American Way is presented through Dance, Music, Choreography, and setting the ambiance.


The Outsiders Dance Troupe, formerly known as Fortunate Sons, originated in May of 2017. After two years on the road as a traveling troupe, they and their famous Bob Hope Theater finally returned home to Copperhead Road permanently. The Theater itself was created in 2019 by Paul Woodrunner, as a dedication and tribute to the late Bob Hope who devoted his time, kindness, and goodwill to entertain troops around the world. Every year, The Outsiders perform numerous dance events dedicated to our veterans, first responders, and heroes, who risk their lives for our freedom.


           "My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.

                  - Sidney Sheldon


Thank you in advance for joining us and supporting the creative community in Second Life who have come together to HONOR the lives of those people throughout time. People who laid down their lives to protect and serve humanity.

Monday, June 1, 2020

A MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROS – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING


The United States Navy has been a force to be reckoned with for nearly a quarter of a millennia.  Today’s Navy operates on Land, Sea and in the air.   And now, even cyberspace enjoys a Naval presence, with the addition of Ships, Aircraft Squadrons, Submarines and Training Commands in SecondLife.


Last week I had the very real pleasure of observing a Memorial Day observation onboard the SL NAS Patuxent River.  This has become an annual tradition here, where residents are asked to pause and take time to recognize the brave men and women how have given their lives in defense of the United States and peace-loving peoples everywhere.


The base was packed when I arrived, and there were so many people in attendance I was initially denied entry.  After flashing my Press Pass, I was eventually allowed onto the base and made my way to the ceremony.  I arrived just in time to hear Captain Asra Kron addressing the solemn crowd.


“Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember those who must never be forgotten. The men and women who laid down their lives in service to us all.  No matter the cause, no matter the reason, it is not a soldier, sailor or airman's place to question why, but his or her duty to do or die. Today we honor the dead heroes. Today we cherish the ones who survived. Today we show our gratitude to those who serve.  In this sacred site's tradition we do all these things by saying out loud the name of the twenty one Blue Angels who lost their lives while in service with the demonstration squadron in real life.”
In the minutes that followed, Taps was played as each of the 21 names was read.  


Following “TAPS”, the ceremony heard a rendition of Amazing Grace, and a memorial poem read by  Coast Guardsman and Poet,  Sachin De Saltu.  


Following the ceremony, I caught up with CAPT. Asra "Cougar" Kron, and she graciously consented to an interview.





Josh Bellic (JB):  Tell me Captain.  How long have you been hosting these Memorial Day Observations?


Asra Kron (AK) - I have been in SL since 2006, not as Asra Kron, obviously, although now I am all there is (yes I broke out the booze and I am still having a ball, my former self has been shelved since I was "re-born" in 2013). Whenever I can, since I can remember, I attend the Memorial Day ceremonies in SL. As a SL Naval officer it has been my privilege to host Memorial Day remembrances at Third Fleet locations in 2018 (see http://nasmiramar.blogspot.com/2018/05/memorial-day-ceremony-nas-miramar.html) and this year, 2020.



JB:  Do you put these together yourself, or do you have a Staff who assist?


AK:  Usually all by myself, I don't have a "staff" for that (God how I envy you at SLE!), although my fellow officers and enlisted do participate and sometimes throw a (welcomed) helping hand.




JB:  How did you first come to be connected with SL Navy?


AK:  I love the ocean and I have been in love with aviation since I was a kid in real life. Put the two together and you read "Naval Aviator". I first started a very small Search and Rescue operating from the marina where I kept my sail boats, back in 2011 and that led to an encounter with the greatest Master Chief I will ever meet, then MCPO Margot Fenring, of the Seychelles Isles Coast Guard. I was hooked and joined with the rate of Petty Officer 3rd class (yes I am a "mustang" and very proud of it - it was also where I earned my call sign: "Cougar" - don't ask...). The next step for me was a transfer to the United States Navy in Second Life (do not confuse with SL United States Navy) in 2014, which I did maintaining my rank of Ensign at the time, flying with VF-101 Grim Reapers aboard the sorely missed CVN-68 USS Nimitz and Carrier Strike Group 11. The rest is history.


JB:  Who is Sachin De Saltu? He is certainly an interesting Character?


AK:  Oh my God, he certainly is! And believe me I have never met that young man before! I later confirmed with his superiors and he is indeed a recruit in the Second Life Coast Guard. You probably noticed Sachin's line during General Harrison's speech. At several points during the ceremony, this young Second Life Coast Guard recruit was announcing he "had a poem". Due to the strictly timed ceremony layout I could not include this impromptu participation, but as I said good bye to all and they were getting ready to leave, recruit Sachin De Saltu spoke up once more. I smiled and called him to the podium and everyone stood still. And listened. It was a very moving moment and a perfect serendipity to close the event.





JB:  Anything else you would like to tell our readers?


AK:  I would like to invite them all to get to know us better and find out about our almost 5 years of history browsing through SL USN Third Fleet official weblog at http://nasmiramar.blogspot.com/ and through our recently reactivated SL USN Third Fleet magazine NEPTUNE at https://thirdfleetneptune.blogspot.com/ - lots to see and do! And finally, I would like to thank the SLE for attending our Memorial Day ceremony and inviting me to tell you a little more about it and the SL United States Navy Third Fleet.


NAS Miramar
Official SL United States Navy Third Fleet Blog
and


NEPTUNE - SL Third Fleet Magazine




So, there you have it, Folks.  Recognizing Heroes everywhere.  Even in Cyberspace.

 
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