Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Nov 13, 2017 under ,

England'sStonehenge or Egypt's Karnak or Abu Simbel has nothing on us.

 

Ourmemorial even has a plaque pedestal to explain it all.

 

Archaeologistsof the future won't have to guess what the site is all about.

 

Whyis it so under-publicized?

Photographby Mike Spinelli

 

TheAnthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated tohonoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armedforces.

 

Thepillar provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family andfriends, and those who want to show their respects to those service men andwomen who have and continue to courageously serve the United States.

 

Thememorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones.

 

Thefive marble pillars represent the five branches of the United Statesmilitary.

 

Theyare staggered in size (from 17 feet to 6 feet) and ordered in accordance withthe Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from the United StatesArmy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United StatesAir Force and the United States Coast Guard.

Photographvia Anthem Community Council

 

Thecircle represents an unbreakable border.

 

Anthemresident and chief engineer, Jim Martin was responsible for aligning thememorial accurately with the sun. 

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