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Everyone who lives and plays in D.C. has seen the monuments. The Washington, the Lincoln, the Jefferson, etc. etc. etc. But if you don’t have access to a car or don’t go to Virginia very often, you might have never seen one of the coolest, most under-recognized monuments there is, the United States Air Force Memorial.

Well, we went for you, mainly because we wanted to check out the giant pointy things in the sky. We have verified that this monument is very giant, very pointy, and very worth a visit.

Here are is an artsy pictures of the points, which are located in Arlington, Virginia.


The monument serves as a place to honor those who have served in the United States Air Force, and the 270-foot-tall spires were built to represent flight into the sky by planes and jets. The number three is also significant to the Air Force. According to the memorial’s website, “‘Three’ is resonant with significant associations for the Air Force, including the three core values of today: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.”

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Pretty cool. Since today is National Aviation Day, we highly recommend that you check out the memorial, look at the amazing views of D.C., and try to climb the spires (that one’s a joke. Please don’t do that).