A Most Unusual Veteran’s Memorial Provides Place of Honor, Reflection
By Space Coast Daily // November 11, 2016
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ONLINEATANTHEM.com – The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem Community Park in Anthem, AZ is a most unusual monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces.
This pillar of pride provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who desire to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county.
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.
Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing the ‘support’ for the Armed Forces.
The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America’s flag. The circle represents an unbreakable border.
Learn about “Engineering Behind the Memorial,” with Jim Martin, Chief Engineer. The Anthem Veterans Memorial copyright is shared by the Anthem Community Council and Renee Palmer-Jones. Duplication of this monument is forbidden.
To date, the Anthem Veterans Memorial has received the following honors and awards:
- Arizona Historic Landmark Designation 2012 – Arizona Historical Society
- Arizona Public Works Project of the Year Award 2012 – Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
- ACEC 2012 Grand Award – Best Engineering and Environmental Consulting Project – American Consulting Engineers Companies
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