Every year on November at exactly 11.11am, 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.
The date and time are to recall and remember the end of World War I, when it officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month back in 1918. The day is know as Veterans day or Remembrance Day in other countries.
The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located in Anthem, Arizona and was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones.
The five pillars each represent the five branches of the United States military, and they vary in sizes based on their importance within the military.
The pillars are carved with the names of service men and women. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America’s flag.
According to Arizona’s official website: “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.”