Ray Sorensen painted his very first Freedom Rock in 1999, and he repaints most of that special one every year in time for Memorial Day–to thank American veterans and families for their service and sacrifice. It’s located just south of I-80 along Highway 25 between Menlo and Greenfield.
He’s been painting Freedom Rocks in Iowa’s 99 counties ever since. The Dallas County Freedom Rock is his 82nd in Iowa.
Each Freedom Rock is covered by an American flag mantle, the banner these men served under and which protects all Americans.
July 23, 2019. Photos by Larry Cornelison.
A storyboard will give more details about the men featured Freedom Rock, as well as other Dallas County heroes. The sidewalk is finished, and a flag pole and landscaping will be added this fall.
The Minburn American Legion Osborne Post #99 sponsored the project. Fund raisers were throughout the county for this outstanding and creative way to remember and honor our veterans.
Plans are in the works for a fall dedication ceremony.
What a compelling news story about the Sorensen family from 2014.