On 10/13/2014, TSP Executive Officer Ted Coffin wrote — Ended this weekend the right way. Yesterday I had the extreme pleasure and honor of carrying Stones from The Summit Project on a hike with a class from Lake Region High School. These girls have been involved in a 6 week curriculum all focused around The Summit Project. They have studied the families and the stories of these fallen Heroes from Maine. They all carried their Stones with honor, pride, and complete respect. There were no selfies, or disrespectful discussions. Once at the summit we all shared the stories of these Heroes and had a moment of silence to honor them and think about their families. They will now write letters back to the families and are going to reenact the hike and do an interpretive dance for their school. Three of these girls are foreign exchange students. To think someone from another country would choose to honor one of our fallen blows me away. Tears come to my eyes when I think back to the discussions I had with these young women as we hiked on Pleasant Mountain. My faith has been renewed in our youth. These young women are making sure that Maines Heroes are not forgotten. Read more here.
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Also, the poem below was written by Michaela Tripp. Michaela is a junior at Lake Region High School in Naples, Maine. On October 12, 2014 she hiked Pleasant Mountain with her classmates as part of The Summit Project. Michaela carried the memorial stone and memory of SPC Justin L. Buxbaum of South Portland, ME. Justin’s stone was chosen by his grandparents from a beach on Chebeague Island off the coast of Maine. Thank you Michaela for ensuring that Maine Heroes are NOT Forgotten.
More pictures from a fantastic event. Thank you LRHS. MHANF.