On the outer perimeter, 18 historical flags and the national colors proudly fly in honor of all veterans. Each historical flag has flown over some portion of our nation. As visitors enter the monument’s interior, they will notice a magnificent fountain complete with fiber-optic lighting—a donor gift—prominently positioned inthe center. Surrounding the fountain are beautiful plantings to symbolize the life of our nation that our veterans have helped preserve. Visitors can observe the vast array of more than 4,500 granite honoree tablets that veterans and their families have purchased to make this project possible. The east wall contains the preamble to the U.S. Constitution supported symbolically by the various armed services and represented by their logos.