Memorial Rock Park
Adams County Freedom Rock
On 6th Street 1 1/2 blocks west of the Hwy 148 and 6th Street Intersection.
Memorial Rock Park is Corning's newest park and home to the Adams County Freedom Rock painted by Ray Sorenson. The park was dedicated to all the brave men and women who have served, who are currently servant and who will serve our country.
To represent these sacrifices, on one side of the rock are the images of 3 men from Adams County who lost their lives in service; the first casualty for Adams County in each of 3 battles. John Henry Thurman of Nodaway was killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; Billy G Cooper of Carbon died on September 16, 1951 in the Korean Conflict; and Ronald Bunting of Corning who died in the Vietnam Conflict on February 10, 1968.
On another side are images of different modes of transportation used by each of the armed services. A third side has an eagle and the fourth, the draped flag of the United States of America. The park is equipped with benches and picnic table to allow the public time to sit and enjoy the space.
This is just one of the many Memorial Rocks Ray Sorenson has painted across the state, and throughout the Midwest.
Corning and Adams County are proud to be Home Base Iowa communities.