The Summit Project Completes Second Hosted Tribute Trek and Family Weekend to Honor Maine’s Fallen Military Heroes
Bar Harbor, Maine – Four teams of 20 hikers each comprising a total group of eighty hikers from as far away as California and Texas will summit Cadillac Mountain from the north, east, south and west to converge on Acadia National Park’s highest peak as part of The Summit Project, a unique living memorial that honors Maine’s military service members who have died since September 11, 2001. Each hiker will carry to the summit an engraved stone donated by the families and retrieved from significant places of the fallen.
The hikers will be joined by more than 25 Gold Star family members of Maine’s honored fallen for a day of fellowship and remembrance at Thompson’s Island picnic area overlooking the coast of Maine.
Hikers include parents and siblings of Maine’s Fallen Heroes. Many hikers are returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and still other hikers are teachers, small business owners, law enforcement officers and professionals from all industries and from all over Maine. Most hikers were assigned a specific fallen hero they will honor and all hikers have agreed to research their hero learning about their service and sacrifice and upon completion of the hike, each hiker will send letters to the surviving families of the fallen ensuring their loved ones are NOT forgotten. See the great pics below and find MORE great pics here. Very good MEDIA story here.