Every Year at 11:11 a.m. on 11/11, Something Special Happens for About a Minute at This Veterans Memorial

Sup Travellers?! at 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day something really special happens. Five marble pillars, representing each branch of the U.S. military, are perfectly aligned to allow the sun to shine through each pillar’s elliptical opening at 11:11 a.m. on 11/11 and illuminate a glass mosaic medallion of the Great Seal of the United States.

The memorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones. The five marble pillars represent the five branches of the United States military. They are staggered in size (from 17 ft to 6 ft) and ordered in accordance with the Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard.

Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of over 750 U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing the ‘support’ for the Armed Forces. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America’s flag. The circle represents an unbreakable border. Anthem resident and chief engineer, Jim Martin was responsible for aligning the memorial accurately with the sun. It’s located inside the Anthem Community Park.

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