England’s Stonehenge Or Egypt’s Karnak Or Abu Simbel Have Nothing On Anthem Veterans Memorial

Athem Veteran Memorial

Archeologists Of The Future Won’t Have To Guess What The Site Is All About

Our memorial even has a plaque pedestal to explain it all.  Why is it so under publicized?

Anthem Veteran Memorial
Anthem Veteran Memorial

Once a year at 11:11 am the sun shines perfectly on this Memorial.  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 Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honoring the
service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces.

The pillar provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who want to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve the United States.

The memorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones.  The five marble pillars represent the five branches of the United States military.  They are staggered in size (from 17 feet to 6 feet) and ordered in accordance with the Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard.

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.

Anthem Veterans Memorial
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Anthem, AZ 85086
(623) 742-6050

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Don McDowell, Arizona native, is an avid outdoorsman and has been an active bass pro fisherman for over 16 years and in the past 15 years has developed his own radio show promoting bass fishing and conservation efforts for bass fishing that escalated to nominations with several bass groups and organizations. In the past 12 years, Don has pursued his conservation agenda through AZBFN-TBF as Conservation Director and with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in the spring of 2014 redesigned his website to include those efforts highlighted below and has increased the AZGFD exposure, public education of the AZGFD and Commission issues on his radio show and website soliciting local and national support for Arizona. 2014 has seen the founding of SRT Outdoors, Inc., 501 C3 organization, “Not for Profit, for Conservation” which is concentrating on grants for mitigating the effects of Gizzard Shad on Roosevelt lake thorough habitat enhancement, Florida Strain Bass stocking, lakes bottom mapping, etc. and feral hog research.

2 Comments

  1. Underpublicized is an understatement. Thank you for the awareness. Glad I stumbled on your web page.

    In the almost 13 yrs I’ve lived in Arizona, I’ve never heard of this monument mentioned.

    In our recent road travels, my sister and I also serendipitous, came across a Veterrans monument in a little town called Tapaloosa–Arkansas if not mistaken.

    I will pay a visit to this monument in Anthem. No excuse, I live in Mesa.

    Thanks again. Will Boomark your page.

  2. EDITED
    Underpublicized is an understatement. Thank you for the awareness. Glad I stumbled upon your web page.

    In the almost 13 yrs I’ve lived in Arizona, I’ve never heard of this monument being mentioned.

    In our recent road travels, my sister and I also serendipitous, came across a Veteran’s monument in a little town called Tapaloosa–Arkansas if not mistaken.

    I will pay a visit to this monument in Anthem. No excuse, I live in Mesa.

    Thanks again. Will Boomark your page.

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