Finding and Moving the Rock from Fort Dodge to the VA Hospital in Des Moines.
Once a suitable rock was found, the land owner, who’s son was serving in the Marines, gladly donated to rock for our cause. The next task was to get help moving it from Fort Dodge to VA Hospital in Des Moines. Thanks to some amazing companies and volunteers, the rock was moved successfully.
Constructing the Heated Tent and Bubba Painting the Rock
With winter approaching, the rock needed to be enclosed in a heated tent so the paint could cure properly. Once the tent was in place Bubba Sorensen, arrived with his rock painting equipment and began the first ever VA Rock.
The dedication ceremony was a solemn occasion with several speakers and guests in attendance. A program was printed to commemorate the event and to recognize those who contributed to this timely monument for our veterans. Download the program HERE.