NOV 30, 2014 — Summit Project ensures gratitude to late veterans is set in stone On mountains across Maine, hikers scale the heights for deceased members of the military. BY DEIRDRE FLEMING STAFF WRITERACADIA NATIONAL PARK — New Year’s Day will mark two years since Nathan Stewart’s death. An Army veter- an, Stewart was deployed twice to Iraq, in 2006 and 2008, during a six-year military career in which he reached the rank of sergeant. The Waldoboro native was an athletic, adventurous outdoorsman who loved to rock climb, hike, scuba dive and travel until he took his own life at age 29.… Read More
A tribute to Army Sgt. Nathan Stewart of Portland – Deirdre Fleming A writer finds meaning and shared interests in joining The Summit Project. The following is the journal entry by staff writer Deirdre Fleming, who was given Army Sgt. Nathan C. Stewart’s stone to carry up Cadillac Mountain last weekend as part of The Summit Project. The journal entry appears on the group’s website at mainememorial.org: “I joined The Summit Project hike on Nov. 22 at Acadia National Park to do a story on this effort for the Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section. My intent was to be an observer,… Read More
DANIEL HARTILL, Staff Writer; Lewiston-Auburn | Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm POWNAL — Steven Sinclair and Shivam Kumar began to feel the weight of their task just minutes after they began their snowy, half-hour trek Friday morning to the top of Bradbury Mountain.Slush fell in clumps from tree limbs onto the forest floor, which was covered in leaves and mud. In minutes, the Edward Little High School juniors were cold and wet.And the 10-pound stone in Sinclair’s pack — engraved with the initials of Lewiston native Daniel Cunningham, a 2003 casualty of the war in Iraq — seemed to grow.… Read More
By Aly Myles PORTLAND, Maine —A major in the U.S. Marine Corps with ties to Maine is honoring the state’s fallen soldiers. Maj. David Cote said he wants the families of the soldiers to know their loved ones’ sacrifice will live on forever. Click here for pictures of the stones. It is called the Summit Project, and it started as a dream to honor every Maine fallen hero, but now the project is a living memorial that has no end in sight. Each family that wants to be a part of the Summit Project gives Cote a stone that means something… Read More
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House Congressional Record – November 12, 2013 — Official Statement from Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Congressional Record PINGREE and MICHAUD Support for TSP Michaud Congressional Statement
Mainers pause to honor veterans on Veterans Day; Ceremonies held across state; PORTLAND, Maine —Mainers will pause to pay tribute to the men and women who serve our nation on Veterans Day. Video story here.
By Daniel Hartill, Staff Writer When Devon Daskey carries a stone Friday up the sometimes steep climb to the summit of Bradbury Mountain, the Edward Little High School junior will want to know the stone’s story. It will be engraved with the name of a Maine service member who has died since 9/11. And Daskey, like the other 100 or so Auburn teens who will make the climb, hopes to learn about this person. It won’t change his sense of obligation, though. FULL STORYhere.
By Rob PoindexterIt was an early start to veterans day in Augusta. For the 15th year, Kennebec County Sheriff Randy Liberty led a group of veterans and their families on a march through the streets of Maine’s capital. This year, some very special cargo went along on the trek.For the 70 veterans and their supporters, the day began at the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Capitol Park in Augusta before the sun came up. The group embarked on a nearly six mile hike carrying Summit Stones, each representing a Maine fallen hero in the global war on terror. The stones come… Read More
By Aly Myles A U.S. Marine Corps major from Maine has created a way for fallen heroes to pass on their legacies. WMTW News 8’s Aly Myles reports. Watch the video here.