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A Memorial Which Becomes Perfect Only Once A Year (7 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome   13 Nov 2017   / 2828 views

The Anthem Veterans Memorial in Anthem, Arizona, is “incomplete” 364 days per year

But at precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the pillars to illuminate The Great Seal of the United States

“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”

A lot of consideration went into building this monument

Using 100-year statistical data, the altitude and azimuth angles for the structure were adjusted to provide time/error fluctuation of plus or minus 12 time seconds

“We also checked the variance 500 years out, and if the structure is still standing, it will work”










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