Air Force Memorial
Air Force Memorial is beautiful Memorial in a great location and a Great spot overlooking Washington D.C.
It house the gigantic metal arches which are the hallmark of this monument are nothing less than a true marvel and the arches and engineering wonder.
The Air Force Memorial is easily seen on the skyline of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in Arlington County. It is outside the Nation’s Capital, in Arlington, Virginia.
The Memorial was dedicated to the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations.
These are Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Air Force Memorial symbolizes flight and the flying spirits with three stainless steel spires that soars to the sky and are of 270 feet high. It represents contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a “bomb burst” maneuver.
The Air Force “star” is embedded in granite beneath the spires. The Memorial also has a paved Runway to Glory at the entrance.
There are 8 foot tall bronze Honor Guard statue, two granite inscription walls, and a Glass Contemplation Wall for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen.
More than 54,000 airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military, the second highest of any of America’s four armed services.
James Ingo Freed, the internationally renowned architect had designed the memorial who also designed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC
The Air Force Memorial was funded entirely by private contributions. Numerous public events happen there, including concerts by the United States Air Force Band and wreath-laying ceremonies for national military holidays like Veterans’ and Memorial Days. It cost around $30 million to build.
The Air Force Memorial is perhaps the most impressive and inspiring monument in the greater DC area. Its distinctive curves are visible from I-395, Arlington, DC, and even on the Potomac — a worthy addition to the metro DC skyline. Do visit with plenty of time.