About 6:00 a.m. before I was to do my very first radio interview that morning, a friend alerted me to a notice that two hours earlier the new Dallas County Freedom Rock and been run into so hard that it was toppled!
Yes, the Freedom Rock that the five Wilson brothers are featured on.
The head of the Freedom Rock committee was out of state last December 7, but the Dallas County Sheriff gave him a call at 5:00 that morning to let him know. Larry was understandably also worried about the surroundings he’d so carefully shepherded most of last year–the flag pole, sidewalks, storyboard, etc. But he announced that the Wilson brothers were unharmed!
I was concerned about the iconic rock with my uncles painted on it, but even more concerned about the person who walloped it. Turns out the young man from Perry was okay.
There were soon plans to restore the Freedom Rock.
A crane has since uprighted the scuffed up boulder. It needs touching up, at least, maybe more.
Here’s the latest about the young man arrested for OWI which caused the incident.
The only good things about this is that it keeps the Wilson family of Dallas County in the news. Their sacrifice during World War II is not forgotten.