In 2021.

2021 – Johnson County Remembrance Park – Unity Through Diversity…for a Time Such as This.

January 1838 – Johnson County’s first business meeting. Seven pioneers met in John Gilbert’s Trading Post on the Iowa River to draw up an expansion plan for their new county. It’s not surprising to find five white men here, but what is absolutely shocking is that the other two individuals were a black man and a Native American woman.

Unity through diversity.

Could it be as we pause to remember, we might also choose to walk a similar path today … for a time such as this?

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