Perfectly Aligned Pillars Spotlight US Seal on Veterans Day

This memorial can be found in Anthem, Arizona, and is called The Anthem Veterans Memorial. Each one of the five pillars represents a branch of the US Armed Forces, there is one pillar for the Army, one for the Marine Corps, one for the Navy, one for the Air Force, and one pillar for the Coast Guard.
The large sculptures each have a hole inside them through which light can pass and they form a perfect shape that reflects a mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States. But the installation has an amazing twist, as it reflects the mosaic only on one specific day of the year, which is Veterans Day.

The memorial was designed by Renee Palmer-Jones and commemorates all the brave and fallen soldiers who served in the US troops. The white marble pillars together with the red pavement and blue skies above, represent the American flag and each brick contains the names of the US soldiers.
The entire construction is full of powerful symbols and passers-by can contemplate the importance of life, love for one’s homeland, and remembrance of our loved ones.
The monument was installed in 2011 and the first time it highlighted the Great Seal was at 11:11 am on the 11th of November.

Only once a year at 11:11 AM the Sun aligns perfectly to uncover this memorial’s hidden beauty.

“They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence”

Image credits: Anthem Community Council

“We also checked the variance 500 years out, and if the structure is still standing, it will work”

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