The Rowland Freedom Center is dedicated to honoring those who defend our freedom, educating future generations about why we're free and promoting patriotism.
What is Freedom?
The most fundamental meaning of freedom is the ability to live your life as you choose. To think, act and express yourself as you desire, as long as you don’t harm others.
Individual liberty and freedom of expression are at the core of American values. We may not always agree with others, but we respect the right to act freely as others choose.
Why Are We Free?
We all know that “Freedom Isn’t Free”. It’s earned through the action and sacrifice of previous, current and future generations to defend our democracy ahead of their own self-interest because freedom is everybody’s interest. We call these people patriots. Among our greatest patriots are the members of the US Military, men and women who endure hardship at home and abroad so that we can enjoy safety, security and freedom. The greatest act of patriotism is to sacrifice one’s life defending our freedom, and our debt of gratitude for these patriots has no end.
Defenders of Freedom
Our speaker series, Faces of Freedom, recognizes our Defenders of Freedom who went above and beyond in face of danger to themselves for the benefit of others
United States Army Air Force World War II fighter pilot
United States Navy crewman and nuclear engineer on the USS Nautilus, the first Nuclear submarine
United States Army Air Forces Colonel Fighter Pilot in the 332nd Tuskegee Fighter Group
United States Army Air Forces Colonel fighter pilot founder of Woman Air Service Pilots (WASP)