Anthem Veterans Memorial

Each year, at precisely 11:11am on Veteran’s Day (November 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 at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona. This monument is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the US armed forces. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

“Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of over 750 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. Anthem resident and chief engineer, Jim Martin was responsible for aligning the memorial accurately with the sun,” according to Twisted Sifter.