Diagonal, Iowa: Freedom Rock

The goal is to have a uniquely painted Freedom Rock, honoring Iowa's veterans, in every one of the state's 99 counties.
W. 3rd St., Diagonal, IA
Downtown, on the northwest corner of Broadway and W. 3rd St.
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Freedom Rock.

Freedom Rock

The front side of Freedom Rock, facing the street, has a train stopping in Diagonal to bring home a fallen veteran (as remembered by one of the residents). The back side features a cross-section of the Vietnam Memorial Wall with a little girl pointing to a name. The name she is pointing at is Ronald Yashack, who was the only Diagonal citizen killed in Vietnam. As she is pointing to the name, Ronnie's reflection reaches out as if to hold her hand. The rest of the names on the wall are all Iowans who were KIA in Vietnam, and include all of Ringgold County's KIAs.

[Kearey Yashack, 06/04/2016]

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