The Artist: Bubba Sorenson
Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, the artist, painted the original Freedom Rock in 1999 in rural Iowa. His work was inspired by the moving Saving Private Ryan and his desire to thank veterans and give recognition on Memorial Day.
While painting murals across the country Sorensen had the idea of spreading the message of The Freedom Rock to other small communities across Iowa in all 99 counties. Sorenson and his family traveled across Iowa painitng a rock in each county through the fall of 2020 when his Freedom Rock Tour was complete. This included a visit to Brighton in the summer of 2018 to complete the Washington County Freedom Rock.
To learn more about the artist Bubba Sorensen and his work visit https://www.thefreedomrock.com/
Freedom Rock Committee
The Freedom Rock Park is a 501c3 non-profit with a committee dedicated to its preservation, promotion, enhancement and mainteance.
Members of the committee for 2020-2021 include:
Cathy Rich, Shirley Schooley, Rose Jaynes, Rosemary Pacha, Carrie Rich, and Amy Green.
The Committee works in partnership with the City of Brighton and volunteers for the benefit of the park.
In Memory of Nancy Adrian - Founding Member
Nancy Adrian (1956-2019) was one of a small group of dedicated Brighton residents who worked to bring the Freedom Rock Park to fruition.
Nancy, while humble and last to take credit, was vital in securing a number of grants and donations to develop the Freedom Rock Park.
In addition to her work with the Freedom Rock Committee she also served on a variety of community groups, volunteered thousands of hours, planned events and worked to beautify and improve Brighton for all who lived, worked and passed through her community. Nancy will be greatly missed but her legacy of giving and community pride lives on through the many projects she helped complete including the beautiful Washington County Freedom Rock Park located on the Ding Darling Highway in Brighton