VETERANS MEMORIAL AND FREEDOM ROCK

This memorial, located in the heart of Red Oak’s picturesque Town Square, honors deceased Veterans from the county and surrounding area. The memorial hosts one of 99 hand-painted “Freedom Rocks” in the state, painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II.

In 1961, the town decided to honor fallen Veterans by flying their memorial flags in the park on Veterans Day. As more and more memorial flags were added, the need for a large storage area became obvious. Three decades after those first flags were flown, a storage building was completed. Families of fallen Veterans now store their flags in the Court of Honor building, with the flags remaining under the ownership of the family. The Court of Honor preserves the flags and on each Memorial Day, they proudly fly them at Red Oak’s Evergreen Cemetery.

RED OAK, IA

Stone Group Architects (SGA) is a proud supporter of our Veterans and Military Memorials. While we are strong supporters, SGA is independent from the memorials and does not claim responsibility of building or funding these memorials. SGA is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) architectural firm, providing planning and design services to a variety of government clients.