The United States Air Force Memorial

I rode my bike up to this monument last year. The spires represent jet trails. It’s really a worthwhile visit.


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This post is one in a series of Ten 3-Mile Walks Around Washington, DC.  The pins in the map below show where I stopped to take pictures but also serve to outline the route!

USAF Memorial26 This route begins at the Pentagon City Mall and crosses under I-395 through a pedestrian tunnel. It skirts the Pentagon Reservation and ascends Arlington Heights along the southern edge of Arlington National Cemetery.

Built to resemble the contrails of three Air Force jets performing the “Missing Man Maneuver” for a fallen 4th pilot, the United States Air Force Memorial is a beautiful work of art, engineering marvel, and hallowed place of honor.  It is set on a hill in Arlington, VA overlooking the Pentagon and beyond that the city of Washington, DC.

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Our walk began at a shopping center, the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, or Pentagon City Mall.  Because this walk takes you…

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