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Sundial 534
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 38' N Longitude:   77° 18' W
  • Freedom High School
    15201 Neabsco Mills Road
    Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • A large 62 foot diameter horizontal sundial of grey concrete and brick with a 10 foot high steel gnomon. The dial was designed to memorialize the victims of the 9/11/2001 terrorism and includes four inlaid plaques on which the gnomon shadow falls at 8:45, 9:03, 9:37 and 10:07 AM, the times of the four air crashes. Hour markers are inset brass Roman numerals. The hour lines and NESW compass rose are 2 inch wide inset brass strips.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Prince William County School System
  • In memory of the citizens of Prince William Country and other Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
  • Designer: Ken Hicks, Walter Sanford, Robert Kellogg, Moseley Harris & McClintock architects
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2004