February 15 - Air Force Memorial
After more than a decade of arguing in true Washington fashion about where the Air Force Memorial should be located, it opened in Arlington, Va., in 2006. The stainless steel spires are designed to look like the contrails of Thunderbirds planes as they peel back from a “bomb burst” maneuver.
(Sidenote: If you’re ever in DC and want to visit this memorial, it is a trek to get here if you don’t have a car, especially when the Virginia sidewalks are covered in snow. I was glad I was wearing my winter boots!)