10 years ago September 11th there was a series of four coordinated suicide attacks against targets in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets intentionally crashing two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Another attempt was made but thwarted by passengers who cause that plan to crash into a field instead of its' intended target. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks according to Wiki.
Second Life residents have set up several programs and memorials to remember:
My friend Patrick Thorkveld is planning with Liz Harley this 9-11 memorial music day at Key West and he gave me these press release pics, shirt and info.
Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Key%20West%20Island/85/77/29 or direct link here: MemorialHere.
"Shaya Juran, DJ , Mistress of Memorial Remembrance Ceremonies
Moment of Silence
10 am Maximillion Kleene
11 am Andreus Gustafson
12 pm Phemie Alcott
1230 pm Clairede Dirval
1 pm Anderson Parks
130pm Vladvovoide Diavalo
2 pm Shannon Oherlihy
3 pm Sassy Nitely
330 Javajoe MacIntyre
4 pm Noma Falta
430 pm Karter Stonecutter
6 pm Taunter Goodnite
630 pm Terrylynn Melody
7 pm Ed Kyomoon
Chimera Hermit, Bagpiper plays Amazing Grace
*Poster and t-shirt made by Babegurl Dreamscape*"
This is another good memorial at Stagg Island.
They have free candles people can use and leave a message. The
memorial ceremonies will be held on 9/11 at the following times:
6:30 AM SLT
10:30 AM SLT
1:00 PM SLT
6:00 PM SLT
Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/STAGG%20ISLAND/8/153/37 or direct link here: 911MemorialStaggHere.
STAGG International list comprised and brought in by Geena Zacherly. The walls list the names of vicitms. This memorial is already gaining a lot of traffic and attention.
And finally some real shots from Youtube MEGARA2009:
Some SL Flickr friends have been making memorial pictures and notes.. here are a few I found:
-Skye Donardson: SkyeHere.
Also note free 9-11 t-shirt info a few posts down.