Saturday, November 12, 2011

Memorial pillars in Anthem, Arizona



The Anthem Veterans Memorial was designed by Renee Palmer-Jones, and features five pillars and the seal of the United States:

At precisely 11:11 a.m., each year on 11-11, the sun will align through the elliptical holes in each of the five marble pillars (each representing a branch of the the U.S. military) in order to perfectly illuminate a round mosaic inlaid into the bricks, that of the Great Seal of the United States. The symbolism of the five pillars standing in formation in order to protect the United States and to complete the solar illumination is representative of our military personnel working together, in all regards, in the security and defense of all American citizens.
You can purchase a paver stone at the memorial here. (Alas, you have to hope for a clear day.) Via.

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