Bugler 'carries a torch'
When former military personnel are put to rest in the Park Rapids area, the haunting sound of Taps leaves an indelible memory, creating a sense of closure.
Ray Vaadeland is the man behind the horn, crony Kent Cease prompting this musical avocation.
"It's one of the pride-in-America things I do," Vaadeland explained. "It's one of the torches I carry."
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