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The United States Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington County, Northern Virginia adjacent to the Pentagon (right of this shot) and the Arlington National Cemetery (left of this shot). The vertical elements at around two-hundred and seventy feet in height were meant to evoke feelings of soaring and flight, while the number three was symbolic of the Air Force's three core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Each spire was designed by architect, James Ingo Freed, to be constructed of stainless steel with minimal joining techniques, arching towards the sky with different heights respectively, allowing the monument to subtely change in appearance with corresponding changes in the viewers location and perception.