Veterans Day is a special day for many of us. It’s a time to say thank you to those who serve so that we may be free. My dad was one of these fine men. You may or may not know, I am an Arizona gal and my dad retired at Williams AFB in Arizona. I graduated from Chandler High School and was married in Mesa, AZ. I tell you this so you know why I love a particular memorial so much! The memorial is Anthem Veterans Memorial and its truly a unique place to visit and remember.
The Anthem Veterans Memorial is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces in Anthem, AZ. The 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. And what I love the most is the Five Pillars. Here is some insight from the Memorial’s website.
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.
The 11:11 is such a strong angel number correlation to me, and it just brings a smile to my heart when I think about it. If you are ever in Anthem, you have to visit this beautiful memorial! So on this special day, I want to say “Thank You” to all veterans from everyone here at Fleurenasci!