On 9/11 I was staying in Trapper Creek for the weekend, and of course I got to go do some photography. I stopped at the Alaska Veterans Memorial which is located at mile 147.2 on the Parks Highway.
The Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG) stayed behind to protect the state when the Alaska National Guard was mobilized during World War II. If it was a clear day and you stood behind the above statue, you would see that Denali (Mt. McKinley) was in view of their binoculars.
There are other memorials to military plane crashes, Alaskan Medal of Honor recipients, and others military events from around the state.