Incredible Veterans Day Memorial

Incredible Veterans Day Memorial

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. —

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.

this kick-ass veterans day memorial is only fully visible on veterans day.


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