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Once A Year, The Sun Hits These Pillars At The Right Angle And Something Wonderful Happens

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There are many Americans who have seen so little of the rest of the country, aside from what’s within a few hours of their own communities, that they might be surprised to learn about some of the absolutely remarkable sights to see across the nation.

One of these sights, that’s as amazing as it is patriotic, takes the shape of five pillars in Anthem, Arizona.

The pillars were created by artist Renee Palmer Jones, and are used as a memorial to America’s fallen soldiers.

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As can be seen from the photos, the pillars are set in a perfectly straight line, and are arranged from shortest to tallest, and each pillar represents a different branch of the military.

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The pillars also have a feature which makes them even more unique. Each pillar is hollowed out at a certain point, and each year, when the sun is at a position where its light travels through the openings, it illuminates a mosaic of the Seal of the United States.

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This event is designed to occur on November 11th at 11:11 am, which for those who may not know this, is Veteran’s Day.


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.

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Show your support for our brave men and women by passing this along to someone you know, and if you get a chance to stop by Anthem, Arizona, remember to stop by this remarkable dedication to the men and women in uniform.

A time lapse tribute video has been created, and can be seen below:


Source: The Federalist Papers


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