Soaring 270 feet above Arlington, VA the stainless steel spires of The United States Air Force Memorial capture the spirit of flight, the sacrifice of America’s most heroic pilots and airmen, and the celebrated deeds of the men and women who have served in the US Air Force, the Aeronautical Division and Aviation Section of the US Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the US Army Air Corps; and the US Army Air Forces.
Architect James Info Freed’s asymmetrical ascending arcs symbolize flight, even calling to mind the precision aerial “bomb burst” maneuver of the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team. Its three spires signify the core values of the Air Force: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that is done. They also represent the three parts of the Air Force’s total force – active, guard and reserve.
With its brushed antique nickel finish and Air Force blue enameling, this pin captures, in miniature, the arcs symbolizing military command of the sky and the perils faced therein. Wear it to honor and remember all, or just one, of the more than 54,000 brave Americans who have paid the ultimate price in their flights to defend freedom.
Each item measures a 1 1/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch (30mm x 30mm) square.
™ Department of the Air Force. Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Air Force (www.airforce.com).
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