Once A Year At 11:11 A.M, The Sun Shines Through This Monument. What It Reveals Is Breathtaking

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A US public holiday, November 11th, is celebrated as Veterans Day in honor of all US military veterans. On this day, the spotlight of the country is on the Anthem Veterans Memorial located in Anthem, Arizona. Designed with precision, every year, on this day at 11:11 A.M exactly, the rays of the sun bolt through this monument consisting of the five Armed Services pillars which have elliptical openings and illuminate the glass mosaic medallion of the Great Seal of the United States.

Mike Spinelli

This spectacular memorial structure was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones. Each of the pillars have a significance, with each representing the five branches of the U.S. armed forces, arranged in a particular size denoting the precedence of the Department of Defense. Starting from the tallest, the United States Army, followed by the pillar signifying the United States Marine Corps, then the United States Navy, United States Air Force and United States Coast Guard.

Anthem Community Council

Anthem Community Council

Anthem Community Council

Anthem Community Council

The pillars of the Anthem Veterans Memorial are stationed on a circle of bricks, called the Circle of Honor. On each of the red bricks laid on the memorial spot is inscribed the names over of 750 U.S. servicemen and women, while the combination of the white pillars, red bricks and the overlooking blue sky represent the US National flag.

Anthem Community Council

Anthem Community Council

This indelible day coincides with Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, which are also holidays marked to honor and celebrate the service of the military veterans. This day is not Memorial Day though, which is a separate day to honor those who have lost their lives in battle.  Veterans Day marks the end of World War I, which formally ended on the eleventh day at the eleventh hour in 1918.

Mike Spinelli

Via: Twistedsifter

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