Once A Year At An Exact Moment Something Incredible Happens At This War Memorial.

This week we salute our Armed Forces. We are so grateful for all you do. Thank you!

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces.

The pillars are surrounded by brick pavers engraved with the names of over 750 U.S. service men and women, which are called the Circle of Honor and represent “support” for the armed services.

Five Pillar Significance

  • The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together.
  • They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence.
  • At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

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