October 13, 2006
On a drive to Arlington yesterday I saw these freaky giant spears sticking up in the air near the Pentagon (sans crane) and wondered what they were. I tried to get a pic but it’s rather dangerous to try to take pictures while driving 60 mph on a 6-lane highway, it seems. (I also tried to get pics of the huge blackhawk-type helicopter flying very low over the highway but all I managed to capture was sky. Welcome to Washington.) So I did a little research and found out that the spear formation is the new Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., which was just completed and there’s a dedication ceremony this weekend. I can’t say that when I first saw it I thought of the “Bomb Burst Formation”, which is what it’s supposed to look like:
But I do like it. It’s a really freaky sight from the highway.