Anthem Veterans Memorial

41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.
Anthem, AZ 85086 | Get Directions

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The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem Community Park in Anthem, AZ is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces. This pillar of pride provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who desire to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county.  

Five Pillar Significance

  • The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together.
  • They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence.
  • At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun's rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.  

Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing the 'support' for the Armed Forces. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America's flag. The circle represents an unbreakable border.

Learn about "Engineering Behind the Memorial," with Jim Martin, Chief Engineer. 

The secondary spotlight occurs on or about Jan. 30.

The Anthem Veterans Memorial copyright is shared by the Anthem Community Council and artist Renee Palmer-Jones. Duplication of this monument is forbidden.


To date, the Anthem Veterans Memorial has received the following honors and awards:

  • Arizona Historic Landmark Designation 2012 – Arizona Historical Society
  • Arizona Public Works Project of the Year Award 2012 – Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • ACEC 2012 Grand Award – Best Engineering and Environmental Consulting Project – American Consulting Engineers Companies
  • America Vietnam War Commemoration Partner


Reserve the Anthem Veterans Memorial area for a special ceremony or event. Please refer to the ACC Board Policy Manual for a complete list of facility rules and regulations or view the Facility Use Guidelines.


While core operational responsibilities associated with the maintenance and security of the AVM are managed by ACC staff, several important support activities such as fundraising, programming, community outreach, and the ceremonies involve significant volunteer support.

AVMST Charter (Part 5, Section 2)
Volunteer with the AVMST
Submit a Veterans Service Award nomination