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Iowa Freedom Rock Memorials Historical Markers

"Freedom Rock" War Memorials painted by Ray Sorenson. There should be one for each county in Iowa, i.e. 99.
 
Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2016
Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Iowa (Adair County), Menlo — Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

Don't Tread on Me ———————— The Four Chaplains [Sinking of USAT Dorchester] ———————— [Vietnam Scene] Carlos "White Feather" . . . — Map (db m93757) WM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Corning Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Honoring Adams County Veterans — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

Remembering Our Heroes ——————— Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain ——————— John Thuman - KIA WWII Billy Cooper - KIA Korea . . . — Map (db m86994) HM

Iowa (Appanoose County), Centerville — Centerville Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Brig Gen Francis Drake

The First USS Iowa ———————— Gold Star for the Fallen ———————— Thank You Veterans — Map (db m90363) HM

Iowa (Black Hawk County), Cedar Falls — Cedar Falls Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Black Hawk County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
When the Battles are done the War isn't over For our Veterans It is just Beginning. [Taylor Morris Navy EOD from Cedar Falls, Iowa who was injured in Afghanistan and Gold Star Mothers.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Respect for our . . . — Map (db m135835) WM
Iowa (Bremer County), Readlyn — Readlyn Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Bremer County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
The Bremer County Freedom Rock First the Iowa Tour and the Bremer County Freedom Rock, located in the pretty little town of Readlyn, Iowa is completed and has been for a couple of weeks. This town is full of great people and . . . — Map (db m135838) HM
Iowa (Buena Vista County), Albert City — Albert City Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Buena Vista County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Buena Vista County Freedom Rock _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Sundholm Farms working overtime for the WWII effort.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Quartermaster General Edmund B. Gregory veteran of WWII.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . . . — Map (db m135940) WM
Iowa (Calhoun County), Rockwell City — Rockwell City Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Calhoun County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Calhoun County Freedom Rock Timeline… Story Board Provided in Memory of Lloyd Everett Webb (1941 - 2016) April 18, 2013 Application to host the Calhoun County Freedom Rock in Rockwell City submitted by the Rockwell . . . — Map (db m135809) WM
Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Lewis Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Hitchcock House —————————— In sparsely settled Cass County an entire company was enlisted in Lewis, 1862.

Company I 23rd Infantry . . . — Map (db m93805) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Cerro Gordo County — - Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II - —
North Side Cerro Cordo County With Gratitude To our Veterans South Side Medal of Honor Recipient Henry I. Smith — Map (db m133116) WM
Iowa (Cherokee County), Cherokee — Cherokee County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Francis L. Sampson 1912-1996 Francis L. Sampson's amazing record as a war hero put him in history books. As the "Paratrooper Padre" in World War II, he was one of the 20th century's best-known Army Chaplains. His real life story of . . . — Map (db m126926) HM WM
Iowa (Crawford County), Manilla — Manilla Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Crawford County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
"The dead soldier's silence sings our National anthem." - Rev. A. Kibourn [Motorcycle parked by a couple of Veteran’s graves. Sgt. Casey Byers and his brother Justin Paul Byers and James Alan Justice. ] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [WWII . . . — Map (db m135785) WM
Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Decatur County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — "Some gave all. All gave some." — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

Let us never forget!!!

D. Darrell Johnston Silver Star • Bronze Star Purple Heart Korean War

POW-MIA You Are Not Forgotten — Map (db m89225) HM

Iowa (Dubuque County), Epworth — Epworth Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Dubuque County — —- Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II - — —
Dubuque County Freedom Rock In Honor of the men and women who served our country in the Armed forces. — Map (db m133493) WM
Iowa (Franklin County), Coulter — Coulter Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Franklin County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
[Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy was born in Hampton, Iowa and was an American naval officer who served during World War II.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Folded flag a solemn piece in honor of those who've served and made the ultimate . . . — Map (db m135909) WM
Iowa (Hardin County), Ackley — Ackley Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Hardin County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
. . . — Map (db m135832) WM
Iowa (Howard County), Cresco — Cresco Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Howard County Freedom Rock — — -- Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II -- — —
Duty - Honor - Country Howard County Chester - Cresco - Elma - Lime Springs - Protivin - Riceville [The Civil War 38th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry from Howard County] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Cresco's Five . . . — Map (db m142043) WM
Iowa (Humboldt County), Livermore — Livermore Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Humboldt County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
[Artwork dedicated to our medical personnel in our armed forces through the years] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ My Heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place. --Sydney . . . — Map (db m135911) WM
Iowa (Ida County), Holstein — Holstein Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ida County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
For God and Country [The KIA Veterans are Eddie J. S. Bauer, Paul R. Striepe, Jack Jean Hieber, Steven V. Crum, and John Haas.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ In Flanders Field the poppies blow between the crosses row by row, That . . . — Map (db m135714) WM
Iowa (Lyon County), George — George Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Lyon County — Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II —
Lyon County Thanks our Veterans _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Jack Sauter going off to World War I] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [All Services Color Guard] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Flag] — Map (db m127269) WM
Iowa (Mills County), Emerson — Emerson Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Mills County — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

You Have Done Your Duty. To Honor You Is Ours. ————————————— [Soldiers] . . . — Map (db m93931) WM

Iowa (Mitchell County), St. Ansgar — St. Ansgar Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Mitchel County Freedom Rock — — -- Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II -- — —
Thank You Veterans ———————— {Logo of the Sons of the American Legion} ———————— {American Flag Heart} — Map (db m142091) WM
Iowa (Monona County), Onawa — Onawa Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Monona County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Monona County's Freedom Rock Many Americans think of Iowa as having little topographic variation. However, in westernmost Iowa the Loess Hills rise 200 feet above the flat plains forming a narrow band running north-south 200 miles along . . . — Map (db m135763) WM
Iowa (O'Brien County), Sanborn — Sanborn Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — O'Brien County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Never Forget [September 11, 2001] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Daniel "Grandpa" Pippinger [Civil War Veteran] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Saying Goodbye] — Map (db m135699) WM
Iowa (Osceola County), Ashton — Ashton Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Osceola County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Osceola County George Veenker Emma Schweer [George Veenker, born in Ashton, veteran of WWI as a pilot, well-known Iowa State University Coach.] [Emma Schweer, born in Ocheyedan, became a pilot and later trained WWII pilots, . . . — Map (db m135954) WM
Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Clarinda Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Page, Banner County of Iowa — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

POW / MIA Duty • Honor • Sacrifice —————————— "America means freedom and there's no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music." Major Glenn Miller

1Lt Vernon . . . — Map (db m88026) HM

Iowa (Plymouth County), Kingsley — Kingsley Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Plymouth County — - Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —
Plymouth County _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Pvt. Gripp Cpl. Groepper _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jack & Jim Nicholson _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Army Unit Patches US Army Republic of Vietnam 5th US Army 47th Infantry Division Iowa State . . . — Map (db m126946) WM
Iowa (Pocahontas County), Rolfe — Rolfe Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Pocahontas County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
[An eagle laying the flag on the rock.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [A soldier leaning against an oversized purple heart in the Vietnam jungle.] — Map (db m135914) WM
Iowa (Sac County), Sac City — Sac City Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Sac County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
The Stories of the Sac County, Iowa Freedom Rock John J. Wassom flew 76 missions over Europe from 1943 - 1945 Western Union delivered telegraphs to millions of family members. Two Navajo Indians (Code Whisperers) . . . — Map (db m135801) WM
Iowa (Sioux County), Hawarden — Hawarden Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Sioux County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
Sioux County [American Legion Emblem] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Armed troops coming to shore by boat, helicopters and parachutes.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Image of a prisoner of war behind bars who is . . . — Map (db m135969) WM
Iowa (Union County), Creston — Creston Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — POW • MIA — Freedom Isn't Free —

POW's Remembered

H. Wayne Jackson • Ed Martin • Malcolm Amos • Marshall Johnson • Donavan Waller • Amos W. Ames • Donald Decker • Howard Lowe • Eldon Haynes • Marion Sassell • Roy Kralik • James McGrath • Lee Hazen • Giles Ripperger • . . . — Map (db m87038) WM

Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Ottumwa Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Never Forget • Thank You Veterans — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

Gold Star for the Fallen —————————— Tuskegee Airmen —————————— Ottumwa Naval Air Station . . . — Map (db m90272) WM

Iowa (Wayne County), Corydon — Corydon Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

May We Never Forget The Service in Wars Past

POW-MIA

Anthony Wayne — Map (db m90408) WM

Iowa (Webster County), Fort Dodge — Fort Dodge Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Webster County Freedom Rock — -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -- —
The Stories of the Webster County, Iowa Freedom Rock Lindsay, Darrell R. Graduated Fort Dodge High School 1938 Killed in action in France 9 August 1944 Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor Moeller, Willis . . . — Map (db m135818) WM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Anthon — Woodbury County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Ray "Bubba" Sorensen painted this rock in June 2017. The west face includes images of Sgt. Charles Floyd and the Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa. Sgt. Floyd was a United States explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army . . . — Map (db m126927) WM
Iowa (Wright County), Dows — Dows Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - J. F. Kennedy ———————— For those veterans who never . . . — Map (db m89397) WM


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