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Palisades Park Veterans Memorial (2011)

The Veterans Memorial in Palisades Park, Santa Monica, is five granite blocks 2.5 meters high, commemorating veterans of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Dedicated on Veterans Day 1999, the markers perpendicular to the blocks align with the shadows the blocks cast at 11:11 in the morning on 11 November of each year. Viewed edge-on facing the ocean, the blocks also align with the position of the setting sun on 11 November.

The Santa Monica Pier is in the background, near the horizon on the left side of the picture.


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