Saturday, September 11, 2010

U.S. Air Force Memorial Honor Guard at Attention

Built near the Pentagon, the United States Air Force Memorial--one of the newest monuments in the area--is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations. This statue of an Air Force honor guard watches over the three memorial stainless steel spires soaring into the air. The shape of the spires are meant to evoke the image of the contrails of Air Force Thunderbirds in one of their famous maneuvers and there are three instead of four spires to symbolize the missing man formation done at Air Force funeral fly-overs. The memorial provides one of the most beautiful vistas of Washington, DC. On a clear day, like the one captured in this photograph, you can truly see forever.

1 comment:

  1. Simply gorgeous. For whatever reason, this one brought tears to my eyes.