Episode 4 – 11:11 Veteran’s Day Memorial

Artist Renee Palmer Jones created the spectacular Anthem Veteran’s Memorial in Anthem, Arizona, through which the sun’s rays shine perfectly at 11:11am on November 11 every year. In this episode, Renee discusses this engineering feat, and her inspiration from ancient monuments and religious sites that also used the sun to emphasize specific moments. Renee describes the emotional opening day when F-18 jets from the Luke Air Force Base flew over the monument at exactly 11:11 as the sun shined a spotlight over the mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States; and what this monument means to veterans and their families around the country today.