Photos: Freedom Rock Through the Years

on May 15, 2013
The Freedom Rock/Sorensen Studios

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The inaugural Freedom Rock mural in 1999 depicted U.S. Marines raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.

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Uncommon valor among generations of American soldiers was the virtuous Freedom Rock theme in 2011.

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A solemn prayer of remembrance and reflection by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was written on the 2010 Freedom Rock.

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The nation’s military veterans were given a big “Thank You” on the 2009 Freedom Rock.

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In 2008, The Freedom Rock saluted America’s soldiers, heroes and Medal of Honor winners.

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A U.S. flag served as the background for various military and patriotic images on the 2007 Freedom Rock.

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In 2006, The Freedom Rock honored military service and sacrifice for preserving freedom and liberty.

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Generations of Valor was the theme of the 2005 Freedom Rock.

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The D-Day invasion, the Purple Heart medal and a 9/11 remembrance were among images painted in 2004.

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“All Gave Some, Some Gave All” was a motto featured on the 2003 Freedom Rock.

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The bravery of U.S. soldiers was honored in 2002 following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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The attack on Pearl Harbor was prominent on The Freedom Rock in 2001.

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Freedom Rock murals in 2000 featured the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, POWs and MIAs, and the Korean War.

Marti Attoun

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Freedom Rock artist Ray Sorensen, with wife Maria and daughter Independence, painted the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 2012.