Events 2010

Welcome to the U.S. Military Veterans Center Events Page!  Find out what other vets are doing in Second Life in commemoration of the patriotic and military observance dates we all remember.  Any additions or corrections, please contact Asdzaa Oh by notecard in Second Life, or email to asdzaa@gmail.com.

Got an event for one of these special days?  Please address a Second Life notecard to Asdzaa Oh or send an email to asdzaa@gmail.com so we can add it to the events list.  Be sure to name your card after the day and include your name so I can find it again.  For instance, if I sent a notecard with info for an  Independence Day event, I would name the card “Independence Day Event Asdzaa Oh.” Include the start/end times, Landmark or SLURL, event info, dress code, and who to contact for more info.

May 2009

11 May 2009 (Sat) Benefit Concert All Day Event

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Patriot%20Island/56/58/29

It is with a heavy heart that the staff and family of the US Military Veterans Center annouces the loss of the 2 year old daughter of two of our beloved group members, Jeff Mirabeau, and his wife, Shaunny Stovall.

We will be holding a benefit concert on Monday, 5/11 with all proceeds going directly to Jeff and Shaunny.  Times for live performances are still being scheduled, but is planned as an all day event with DJs playing between performances. Please join us at the Hangar to show your love and support.

16 May (Sat): Armed Forces Day

Got an event for Armed Forces Day? Please address a Second Life notecard to Asdzaa Oh or send an email to asdzaa@gmail.com so we can add it to the events list.

Memorial Day Weekend

23 May (Sat) 5-7 pm SL, Costume Party at the Armed Forces Recreation Center
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Adrift/32/202/26

Join Army vet Buddy Ordinary for a costume party to kick off the weekend!  Prizes will be L$2000 for best costume.

24  May (Sun): Rolling Thunder XXII – Washington, DC

Got an event for Rolling Thunder XXII? Please address a Second Life notecard to Asdzaa Oh or send an email to asdzaa@gmail.com so we can add it to the events list.  Be sure to name your card “Rolling Thunder XXII (your name)” so I can find it.  Include the start/end times, Landmark or SLURL, event info, dress code, and who to contact for more info.

24 May 2009 (Sun) 5-7  pm SL, Salsa with the Vets at Patriot Island’s Cowboy Country

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Patriot%20Island/185/180/29

Join SL’s hottest DJ, Johnathan Hies, for an evening of hawt Salsa.  He’ll drop L$2,000 on the boards for Best Salsa Look…a grand on each contest board.  That’s right…one HOT Salsa male and a female will each win L$1,000 in hot linden cash.

25 May 2009 (Mon) 4-5 pm SL, Native American Veterans Memorial Rededication
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Native%20Lands%20East/212/34/22

On Monday, May 25, from 4-5 pm (SLT), we will be having a rededication of the Native Veterans Memorial at its new location at Virtual Native Lands. Please arrive early if you wish to be smudged.

SL sunrise will be at 4:30 pm SL, which will be part of the ceremony.

Dress Code: Military Uniforms, Native American attire (only if you are native american please), or appropriate PG clothing. This will be a Memorial Service.

LM will take you to a TP, use the silver TP for Veterans Memorial:

25 May 2009 (Mon) Memorial Day Ball 7-9 PM SLT

 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Poseidon’s%20Adventure/35/32/22

Join Chief Edward Pluto, USN (Ret.) and the lovely Mya Shalala from 7 to 9 pm SLT at their elegant dancehall, Moonlight Serenade on their private Poseidon’s Adventure island.  Lewton Zerbino will be your DJ for an elegant evening ball at the Moonlight Serenade.  Formal attire or military dress uniform is requested.  Don’t have formal wear? Visit the Welcome Center at Patriot Island for good quality freebies, including formal wear.  Or pick some up at the door when you arrive at the Moonlight Serenade.  Need a military dress uniform? Chief Pluto has a full line of dress uniforms for each service, including female versions at his PX Complex, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Poseidon’s%20Adventure/86/92/23.

June 2009

14 Jun (Sun)

  • Flag Day
  • 234th U. S. Army Birthday

July

04 July (Sat) Independence Day

08 July (Wed) 5-7 pm SLT Relay For Life “Swing for a Cure”

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sekmet/198/96/41

Calmm Air Hangar Club and Gallery from 5 to 7 pm SLT.

Dress vintage/retro and swing the night away to that Big Band sound.  Help us support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Project at a virtual airstrip owned by USMC vets known in Second Life as Maybe Morahan and Swelter Ember.  Click on the SLURL above to arrive directly in front of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life secure donation kiosk.  All too many veterans have battled cancer, including several of our friends in the U.S. Military Veteran group.  Please invite your friends to stop by this event and drop a few Linden dollars into the kiosk, even if you can’t stay for the fun. Perhaps during the evening you will learn the rest of the story behind this Relay For Life Dance For A Cure event.

10 July (Fri) Relay For Life Date Auction 3-5 pm SLT

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Poseidon’s%20Adventure/35/32/22

Gentlemen, get your accounts charged up and ready for the Date Auction! Yes, a number of ladies have offered two hours of their time to the highest bidder to provide you with a memorable outing in exchange for your generous donation to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life project. Ladies, please get your notecards in to me soon so that we know who will be up for bid. Create a notecard, name it after yourself and include ACS RFL somewhere in the name of the notecard so we can find it easily. Send it to me, Asdzaa Oh to enter yourself in the auction.

  12 July (SUN) ALL DAY!! Relay For Life Picnic

U.S. Military Veterans Center @ Patriot Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Patriot%20Island/74/11/29

Come on down and support the US Military Vets Relay For Life (RFL) in SL team as we work to help find a cure! We are holding a picnic at the beach on Patriot Island! Horseshoes, sack races, swimming, fishing, balloon rides..BIG twisty water slide! Barbecue! While you’re here, drop a few Lindens into an American Cancer Society Relay For Life donation kiosk. Your generous contributions go directly to an official American Cancer Society avatar and on to the national headquarters. Every bit counts in the fight against cancer and we thank you for sacrificing your time and means.

Your Cab: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Patriot%20Island/74/11/29

Come on in and place your bid on a custom bike donated by Bing Faulds!

Festivities start at 10 am, and last until 8 PM.

Entertainment:

12 to 1 PM SLT DJ Destination Blackheart
2-3 pm SLT DJ Julianna Michigan
3-4 PM SLT Shannon Oherlihy (Live Musician)
4-5 PM SLT DJ Hocking Westland
6-7 PM SLT Izdovrcr Finesmith (Live Musician)
7-8 pm SLT Heath Vercher (Live Musician)

Between times will be a custom stream for your dancing pleasure.

August

04 Aug (Tue) 219 U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

September

17 Sep (Thu) 222nd U.S. Constitution Birthday

18 Sep (Fri) 62nd U.S. Air Force Birthday

October

13 Oct (Tue) 224th U.S.  Navy Birthday

November

10 Nov (Tue) 234th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

11 Nov (Wed) Veterans Day

 

Veterans Day 2009 Events So Far
Here’s what we have so far…please address a notecard to me, Asdzaa Oh,  if you have a vet related event to add.
and look for a big red white and blue balloon to whisk away for a ten minute ride over DAV’s six island complex!
Sunday, November 8th to Saturday, November 14th:
The 3rd Annual SL Veteran’s Tribute which will be held from Sunday, November 8th to Saturday, November 14th, 2009.
The Tribute itself is non-political and serves one purpose and one purpose only and that is to honor all the men and women that have given willing of their time to protect the lives we enjoy today.
We operate on a zero dollar budget and are non-profit; the entire tribute is built, funded, organized and executed on a purely volunteer basis. We have an organized group on SL called the “SL Veteran’s Tribute” if you would like to look it up.  This group will be used as the basis of our planning and scheduling for the Tribute.
For further information on last year’s event please see http://flattlined.com/salutes/ which contains photos and a video from the 2008 tribute.
Further more, the SL Veteran’s Tribute is designed to collect money for Operation Uplink (http://www.operationuplink.org/) which provides pre-paid phone cards for military personnel stationed overseas.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the Tribute Coordinators listed below:
Flattop Ewing
Classy Patton
Jill Mackenzie
Wildroses Pevensey
Wellhung Bagley
With Kindest and Best Regards,
The SL Veteran’s Tribute Group
Blackheart Garden Memorial http://slurl.com/secondlife/Deulchangil/83/75/57 invites us to visit in rememberance of fallen comrades, friends & family. International flags are welcome, you can leave an item, candle, or a note/photo on the message boards near the monuments.
Classic Rock from 4-6 for our salute to the military in honor of Veterans Day, 2009. Club Owner and DJ,  Army vet, Boo McCaw will be playing the patriotic music that will both uplift and encourage you.  Come join our family as we pay tribute to the best that this Nation has to offer.
  • Tonight at the Moonlight Serenade, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Poseidon’s%20Adventure/51/42/29we are putting aside our glamorous ballgowns and tuxedos and celebrating US Veterans on Veteran’s Day who have kept the United States of America free. So polish up your heart and show your appreciation. Dance to the platter spinning styles of DJ Roland Josephus and the lovely Hostess Krystal Botha. For those unescorted ladies who wish to attend, our Boogiemen will be on hand to spin you around this romantic ballroom.
Stop by early and hear the Glenn Miller WWII Swing Band, a 12 avatar reproduction of some of the best Swing Music of the WWII War Era beginning at 5:30 pdt
Dress tonight: Vintage, Military Uniforms, and Club Casual.
  • Veterans Drag Race
Start Your Engines!
Fri 11/14 6-9 pm SLT!
Race begins at 6 PM with qualifying
Where:  Amber Drag Strip
Prizes:
First Place, L$2,000 from JCS and US Flag guitar from OD Designs
Second Place, Gift card for free guitar from OD Designs
Third Place, L$250 gift card from Rebel Hope Designs and L$250 gift card from Frank’s Jazz Lounge
Thank you to race sponsors:
JCS
OD Designs
NEOSTREAMS
Fallnangel
Live Music Concert starring Evanescence follows this exciting race!
Johnathan Hiess is also looking for 1 volunteer to drive the 55 POW Bel Air.  They will be allowed to keep the car.
All Veterans have between now till Friday after noon to practice at either Amber Drag Strip or KK Superspeedway.
Other Veterans Day events from well wishers all over Second Life are listed in the Second Life Events Calendar.
  • Special Real Life Offers for Vets and Active Duty
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Vets Get Free Donuts Today at Krispy Kreme!
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Vets and Active Duty get Free Blooming Onion and Beverage at Outback Steakhouse Today!
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Vets and active duty eat free today at Applebee’s
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Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday 16 November: Free Dinner for Vets and Active Duty
Military Appreciation Monday
Free “Thank You” Dinner
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009,
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Golden Corral’s 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 16, 2009, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide.
The free dinner meal is a special “thank you tribute” to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.
To locate a Golden Corral near you, visit http://www.goldencorral.com/locator.

 

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