ⓘ Anthem Veterans Memorial

                                     

ⓘ Anthem Veterans Memorial

The Anthem Veterans Memorial is a monument located in Anthem, Arizona which was dedicated in 2011 to honor the sacrifice and service made by members of the United States Armed Forces.

Memorials five white columns, which symbolize the military United Nations and branches located in the Department of defense order of precedence: army, marine corps, Navy, air force and coast guard. Each pillar has an elliptical opening that pulls down to the great seal of the United States. On veterans Day – November 11 – design allows sunlight to highlight the large mass at 11:11 am mountain standard time. The main challenge during development was 11:11:11 am, but the variations of each year cause accurate alignment within the next 100 years is between 11:10:58 and 11:11:22.

Because of leap years the discrepancy between the official and the astronomical calendar effect can be observed at least one day before or after veterans Day as well.

Award-winning monument is surrounded by 1750 red pavers engraved with the names of veterans. Red rocks, white columns and a blue Arizona sky represent the colors on the flag of the United States.

Renee Palmer-Jones created a design for the memorial. Engineer at memorial James Martin.