U. S. Air Force
Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA, 22204
The United States Air Force Memorial
honors the men and women who have served in the United States Air
Force. The monument overlooks the Pentagon, the Potomac River and Washington DC.
The monument was officially dedicated on Saturday, October 14,
The United States Air Force
Memorial which was designed by James Ingo Freed,
symbolizes flight and the flying spirit with three stainless steel
spires that are 270 feet high and represent contrails of the Air Force
Thunderbirds as they disperse. The United States Air Force star emblem
is embedded in granite beneath the spires. The Memorial also has a paved
runway entry, a bronze Honor Guard statue, and walls with inscriptions
and for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen.