U.S. Air Force Memorial Photos

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    Three Spires

    National Air Force Memorial
    ••• Walter Bibikow / Getty Images

    The design of the U.S. Air Force Memorial includes 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 Memorial is located just outside of Washington DC in Arlington, VA. Enjoy the following photos and learn more.

    For visiting information, see U.S. Air Force Memorial

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  • 02 of 09

    Honor Guard Statue

    Air Force Memorial Honor Guard
    ••• Honor Guard Statue. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The U. S. Air Force Memorial includes an 8 foot tall bronze Honor Guard statue to represent the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force.

     

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  • 03 of 09

    Glass Contemplation Wall

    ••• Glass Contemplation Wall. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Glass Contemplation Wall at the U. S. Air Force Memorial is a place for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen.

     

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  • 04 of 09

    Runway to Glory

    U.S. Air Force Memorial.
    ••• Stephen J. Boitano / Getty Images

    The U. S. Air Force Memorial entrance includes a paved Runway to Glory.

     

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  • 05 of 09

    Aerial View

    Air Force Memorial aerial
    ••• Aeriel View. Courtesy of Air Force Memorial Foundation

    This is a model of an aerial view of the U. S. Air Force Memorial.
     

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    Night View of the U.S. Air Force Memorial

    ••• Night View of the U. S. Air Force Memorial. Photo © Air Force Memorial Foundation

    The U. S. Air Force Memorial will be beautiful and fully illuminated at night.
     

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  • 07 of 09

    Air Force Thunderbirds Bomb Burst

    ••• Air Force Thunderbirds Bomb Burst. Photo © Air Force Memorial Foundation

    The three spires were modeled after this image of contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a "bomb burst" maneuver.
     

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  • 08 of 09

    Wreath Dedication

    ••• Wreath Dedication. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc

    Visitors bring beautiful wreaths to place in remembrance of members of the U. S. Air Force.

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  • 09 of 09

    U.S. Air Force Memorial

    ••• U.S. Air Force Memorial. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc

    The U.S. Air Force Memorial is a special memorial and a great addition to the monuments in Washington, DC.