So so so so sooo very cool. I’ve seen photos of this Memorial in the past, but never knew the back story. As someone with multiple family members & close friends in the U.S. Military, this gave me goosebumps to read.
A memorial for U.S. veterans in Anthem, Ariz. is designed to shine especially bright on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m., the sun hits the memorial at a specific angle to reveal the Great Seal of the United States. — Complex.com
Conceived by retired Rear Admiral Ron Tucker and designed by Renee Palmer-Jones, the memorial is made of five pillars representing the five branches of the Armed Forces. The pillars sit in a section of Anthem Community Park atop bricks engraved with the names of 750 veterans.
One day a year, on Veterans Day, the sun shines through ovals carved out of the pillars and illuminates the mosaic.