A silent sentinel stands watch over the Raccoon River valley at 150th Street and J Avenue (County Road P58) south of Perry.
The watcher is a bald eagle, carved from a tree trunk, the handiwork of Des Moines artists Gary Keenan.
An American flag stands near the bald eagle in front of the bed-and-breakfast residence owned by Bob Nevitt at 15001 J Ave.
Nevitt said the bald eagle was commissioned as a memorial to his wife Barb, who passed away in 2013 and who loved to watch the eagles in the river valley from the deck of the house.
Nevitt said he wants his fellow citizens to drive by and see the eagle and the flag, symbols of national pride and strength, and take courage and find cause for hope in these challenging times.