Freedom Rock artist Bubba Sorensen II was in Wilton recently to paint the Muscatine County Freedom Rock, located near the historic Wilton Depot. Sorensen began painting the rock May 26 and finished June 1. He called the rock "the perfect size" and also called it the "action rock" of all the state's Freedom Rocks. The Advocate News was granted access to see the rock while painting was underway. Shown above is the front of the rock, depicting a saluting Navy midshipman and an aircraft carrier. The rock will also feature a marine using a flame thrower and an airman gunner, based on stories of veterans of Muscatine County. The top of the rock is draped with an American flag, which Sorensen said he does to all Freedom Rocks, "which represents all veterans and Americans." According to Ted Marolf, one of the organizers of the Freedom Rock site, about 210 engraved pavers have been sold for the site and engraved veteran pavers will continue to be sold until the middle of July, with the goal of reaching 1,000 pavers at the site. For information on pavers, visit www.muscatinecountyfreedomrock.com. Forms are also available at the Advocate News office.