For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (ESV) (Galatians 5: 13,14)





Freedom Rock--Warren County--Norwalk

Freedom Rock--Madison County--Winterset

I have visited the Iowa Peace Officers Memorial on the Iowa State Capitol Grounds many times, but today (May 11, 2020) was special. President Trump issued a proclamation for all flags to fly at half-mast in recognition of National Peace Officers  Memorial Day and Police Week, (May 10-16, 2020). Governor Reynolds issued a similar request for Iowa flags. This is a visible show of appreciation and honor for those brave men and women who have lost their lives or been disabled in the line of duty. And to think--IT WAS FOR US!

May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. We often look forward to this national holiday as an occasion to celebrate the first long weekend of the summer season. But here is what Wikipedia has to say! "Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Services."

Freedom Rock artist, Ray "Bubba" Sorenson does such a great job paying tribute to our Iowa veterans. Each of the rocks is different and unique--yet each has a common theme. Each rock tells a "hero story" that recognizes men and women of the military who have put their lives on the line to protect ours. Let's not forget--IT WAS FOR US. Now, that is more than a "hero story"-- It's also a "love story."