written by Marianna Monentes
Having built a Memorial in Second Life, GCG Owner Roddie Macchi invited Tigerkitti Eberdene to re-create the build here in GCG, but she took it beyond what she created there in Second Life to also include a military base.
Tigerkitti Eberdene’s desire to re-create a Military Memorial Region, is evident in the love and details that went into this build.
Drawing from the love of her Military father, a WW2 decorated veteran, and her time in the Canadian Armed Services, Tigerkitti created a region that not only must be seen, but must also be “felt.”
Home of the fictional army unit of 222 Service Battalion, it is modeled after the Canadian Forces 2 Service Battalion, which Tigerkitti was a member of in the 80’s.
There are male and female barracks, an obstacle course you can try. Ice hockey rink that she hopes to one day have functional and working the first in GCG.
Tour the grounds or just relax in Beaver Hall, an event hall where we all celebrated the opening of this region with 16 guests attending, DJ Maxwell Bricker honored the opening by playing the Canadian National Anthem, making the opening complete.
Here too, at Beaver Hall you can find informational notes on PTSD, The Canadian Legion, or Veteran's affairs, you will find them in the courtyard.
Other details you will find are such things as, in the cemetery, all the names in the front row are Tigerkitti’s personal family members and friends who served and have passed on. Every name on the headstones are real soldiers who died serving our great country of Canada.
“I am, and was honoured to know a lot of them, and I feel we can never thank them enough for our freedom. So, we must do all we can to remember them, and to tell others about them.” Explains Tigerkitti. She went on to say “If you, or someone in your family is or was a veteran, I would like to have their picture for the wall of the memorial titled, “Veterans among us”. I do hope that in walking the land, visiting the memorials, and church where you can light a candle in remembrance of anyone you wish to honour...that you find yourself immersed in the history of it. This land is here for everyone!” exclaims Tigerkitti.
Corporal Judy L. Wilson, Tigerkitti, I personally would love to thank you for your service, and for sharing this phenomenal build with the residents of GCG, places like these, are what help to form bonds in our community, we are forever thankful.