August 2, 2009

Iowa Field Trip

On a whim, we took off for a little trip to find something we had heard about many times, but never located. It's called Freedom Rock and this website gives the background on it. Here's a little bit of information.

"Every year, for the last nine years, a talented artist, Ray (Bubba) Sorensen II, has done a Memorial Day tribute to our servicemen and servicewomen, both past and present, with a stirring tableau painted on a large granite boulder which stands next to Highway 25. The huge granite boulder came out of the nearby Schillberg Rock Quarry and it weighs approx. 56 ton (50.8Mg) and is 12 ft (3.7m) high."

I took a lot of pictures and have to say that it was an inspiring little gem to find in the middle of nowhere - proving that there is a vein of patriotism in this country that runs deep and should be a source of comfort for all of us.

We personally know soldiers who have served, some in our own family, and we know those who are soon being sent to serve. We keep them in our prayers and strongly feel that all of us should thank them for their service. We'll likely never know the extent of their sacrifice.

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