“honoring the millions of men & women who have served in the US Air Force”
The Air Force Memorial, honoring the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force, was officially dedicated on Saturday, October 14, 2006. The inspiring memorial is situated in a prime location in Arlington, Virginia overlooking the Pentagon, the Potomac River and Washington DC. See Photos of the Air Force Memorial The design of the Air Force Memorial symbolizes flight and the flying spirit with three stainless steel spires that soar 270 feet high and represent contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a "bomb burst" maneuver. The United States Air Force "star" is embedded in granite beneath the spires. The Memorial also has a paved Runway to Glory at the entrance, an 8 foot tall bronze Honor Guard statue, two granite inscription walls, and a Glass Contemplation Wall for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen. Located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial is easily seen on the skyline of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in Arlington county.
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