Norwalk Hometown Pride was proud to partner with the community to lead the creation of a lasting memorial to honor and heal all veterans with the Warren County Veterans Memorial, anchored by the Freedom Rock, located at Warrior Run Golf Course in Norwalk.
Thank you to the generous contributors who supported the Warrior Veterans Memorial!
Norwalk Hometown Pride
Rotary Club of Norwalk
Warrior Run Golf Course
Warren County Philanthropic Partnership
Warren County Leadership Institute Class 2019
City of Norwalk
City of Cumming
Estate of Dewey Vukovich
Burke Golf Academy
West Des Moines VFW
Warren County Hometown Pride
100 Men of Norwalk
And many more!
On November 11, 2018, residents of Warren County proudly dedicated a solid (29 ton!) piece of art at Warrior Run Golf Course. Designed and painted by Iowan Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, Freedom Rock joins a family of boulders either already in place or planned for every county in the state, each serving as a tribute and salute to our military and veterans. Warren County’s Freedom Rock is number 78 of 99, and features images of the American flag, Medal of Honor recipient Junior Dean Edwards (an Indianola native who was killed in action in 1951), the USS Iowa battleship, and a golfer with a prosthetic leg (signifying the Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere Foundation).
Mark Burke officially sponsored the Warren County Freedom Rock, working with many people to see it through to its arrival and location at Warrior Run. Our Norwalk Hometown Pride group was supportive of this project, most notably by leading the development of the site around the rock to create the Warren County Veterans Memorial.
For more information, view this article from The Des Moines Register, Nov. 5, 2018.
Contact Michael Foss @ Mwfoss@gmail.com for anything related to the Veterans Memorial.