Freedom Rock ride 2011

by on October 23, 2011
in Iowa Rides

Our warm-weather days are numbered here in central Iowa, but October has been a really beautiful month for end-of-season riding. We noted today at brunch that we hadn’t yet visited the Freedom Rock this year, so we decided to head over to Greenfield to take a look at the 2011 mural painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen. (Fun side note: stopped for gas at – where else, a Casey’s General Store – and ran into faithful blog reader Tim, who was just getting out to enjoy a ride too. Always nice to see you Tim!)

I wrote a bit more about the Rock’s history previously, so this year I’ll try to share a few more pictures. The theme of the mural this year is “Uncommon Valor.” The scenes and tributes depicted include a quotation about valor, a portrait of Iowa native Jackie DeHart who was killed in Viet Nam in 1969, the US Navy SEALS storming Bin Laden’s compound, and a portrait of Iowa native Salvatore Giunta who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2007.

Suffice to say the Freedom Rock has become a “must-stop” for veterans (and bikers) from all over Iowa and even around the country.






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2 Responses to “Freedom Rock ride 2011”
  1. I remember your previous post about the Freedom Roack. What a cool tradition. Thanks for sharing this year’s edition with us :)

  2. Tim says:

    Really enjoyed visiting with you and Steve yesterday as well! Talk about a perfect fall day! I rode all afternoon and enjoyed every mile. Great pics of the Freedom Rock. I posted a link to this on the V8 Riders forum I belong to as many are vets and I thought they would really appreciate seeing this wonderful work.

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