The Freedom Rock Tour, created by the artist of The Freedom Rock, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, aims to spread the message of thanking our Veterans for all 99 counties in the state of Iowa. Iowa Remembers joined with the American Legion Post 396 in bringing the Polk County Freedom Rock to Bondurant, Iowa (which is the location of Iowa Remembers, Inc.).
The theme for our Polk County Freedom Rock is “Honoring Iowa’s Fallen”. The front side of the rock features a battle cross along with service members from different eras carrying a flag-draped casket to signify those lost throughout our country’s history. The backside of the rock resembles the Iowa flag and includes a ribbon with all five branches of the military. This is the first time Bubba has incorporated the Iowa flag into a Freedom Rock. He has captured perfectly the vision we have at Iowa Remembers by honoring and remembering Iowans from all branches of the service especially our fallen heroes. Always Remember … Never Forget.
Work began on the rock on Saturday, June 1, and completed on Monday, June 10.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Dedication Ceremony on Friday, June 14! Click here for event photos by Photos by Ben.
July 4 (addition of the Avenue of Flags):
Ray “Bubba” Sorensen with his wife, Maria, and daughter, Indie, at the Dedication Ceremony.
June 4 & 5: Rain Days
Chris Johnson, Iowa Remembers Co-Founder, with Ray “Bubba” Sorensen.
Locating the Freedom Rock at Hallett Materials in Des Moines. We would like to thank OMG Midwest for donating the boulder to our project.