Dedicated on November 11, 2017 The Freedom is Not Free Memorial commemorates each branch of the armed services with five granite monuments that rise up to complement two radial granite walls inscribed with the names of veterans from the surrounding community, the state, and the nation. Polished granite benches situated atop a paver plaza, each facing a memorial wall honoring our veterans, create a sanctuary for gratitude and quiet reflection.
The durability of masonry assures an enduring tribute to our nation’s veterans.The use of granite in the memorial’s construction demonstrates the simplicity and elegance that can be achieved through the use of a single material with a variety of finishes.Diamond 5 and Diamond 10 finish on the horizontal surfaces ensure the safety of visitors, while the polished finish on the monuments, walls, and benches create clean lines, a complementary contrast, and a reflective quality that is characteristic of the memorial itself.
Project Details Architect OPN Architects/Seedorff Masonry, Inc. Contractor Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
408 West Mission St. Strawberry Point, IA 52076
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