A breath-taking event happens at exactly 11:11 AM every Veteran’s Day

The sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteran’s Memorial.  Light from the sun perfectly shines through the ellipses of five marble pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States.  

Five Pillar Significance

The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem Community Park in Anthem, AZ is a 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. 

  • 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.  

Visit http://onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial for more information and to be part of next year’s event.

Anthem Veterans Memorial

Anthem Veterans Memorial