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Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II works on the Coast Guard rock that is included in the Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial in Lake Park, Iowa, Friday morning. JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE

Freedom Rock painter completes Lake Park memorial

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LAKE PARK, Iowa -- In the crisp morning air Friday, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II dipped his paintbrush in a bucket of blue paint, pushed out the excess along the canister's rim and then colored in the lines he'd sketched on one of six large boulders that comprise the new Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial in Lake Park.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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