Shiloh, Illinois welcomes a stop on the 50 State Freedom Rock Tour at 121 Shiloh Station Road.
Created by artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, the Freedom Rock provides a unique mural thanking veterans who have served our country.
The flag displayed at the top of the rock represents all who have served.
The aircraft and blimp tell the story of Scott Air Force Base's aviation role in World War I. Corporal Frank Scott, the first aviation casualty and the base's namesake is the only military base named after an enlisted man.
The USS Shiloh (CG-67, also located on the front, is a guided missile cruiser of the US Navy, named in rememerance of the Civil War Battle of Shiloh. When christening the ship in 1992, the Navy invited all communities with the name of Shiloh to attend the ceremony.
The other side of the rock shows local Civil War history. In 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant recruited volunteers in the Shiloh Methodist Church (painted on the rock).
Also on this side is Lt. Colonel Adolf Engelman. He was a Shiloh resident who fought in many battles of the War, including the Battle of Shiloh.
Finally, the last figure on the rock is Medal of Honor Recipient Wilbur F. Moore (He capture the Confederate battery's flag far before the Union lines).
The rock also has a hidden picture of the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.
To learn more about the Shiloh Freedom Rock, the 50 State Freedom Rock Tour, and other murals nearby, visit the Freedom Rock Tour Website.