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A Small Tribute

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posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 09:57 PM

“At precisely 11:11 a.m. [PT] 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.”


This is my little tribute and to remind you that you are in our thoughts.

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.

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.

Here's a little about the engineering that went into the memorial:

Chief engineer explains the method behind the Memorial

Each year, the center of the sun is slightly offset from other years by just a few horizontal or vertical arc-seconds relative to the timing of the required azimuth/altitude position of the sun. This does create a time correction that is very minor; it cannot be perfectly aligned at precisely aligned at 11:11:11 a.m. every year due to the static alignment of the memorial. To deal with this adjustment, we calculated the perfect solar position every year from 2011 to 2111 and at what time (International Atomic Time plus corrections) perfect illumination would occur. The time variance over 100 years was calculated to be a cyclical range of perfect illumination sometime between 11:10:58 AM and 11:11:22 AM, a difference of 24 time seconds.

A “thanks” is simply not enough. For those who have already served and think you are forgotten, just remember that "THE PEOPLE" of your country love you dearly, even when our government lacks compassion and support.

Just this morning on the radio, listeners raised over $10,000 dollars for a veteran and his wife facing foreclosure due to medical bills and complications after the guy developed Gulf War syndrome. Walking into work with your eyes swelled up is not something you want your boss to see, lol. I was moved.

Hear me now, I will continue to fight for those who see the same enemy as me. Let my aim be true.

Sincerely from the bottom of my heart,

Thank You

edit on 11-11-2015 by eisegesis because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: eisegesis

Very well said and a great thread.

Thank you.
edit on 11-11-2015 by greencmp because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 10:16 PM
Thank you from my Beloved. He didn't fight, he was a Cold Warrior in a small village on the Black Sea in Turkey for 16 months during his stint in the US Air Force. He managed to avoid all wars, joined after Korea and was out before Vietnam. But he says he was very, very nervous during the Cuban missile crisis because he was a Russian language specialist and still on reserve while attending the University of Florida.
We still have two family members on active duty. Thankfully, neither of them is likely to be sent to a war zone.
To all veterans---my deepest thanks for your service. To the families of veterans, thanks to you also.

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 04:11 AM
Remember acne day where I come from
It's not about the country, it's about remembering those who have been killed

Funny how the US makes it a patriotic thing.

Nothing wrong with that, just funny it's different

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 01:14 PM
a reply to: eisegesis

Maybe a small Tribute, but a BIG Thanx for posting this! I had not known of this Memorial. Very cool! And another BIG thanx to ALL who have fought, and also those who died, for this Country!!!

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