The Summit Project Celebrates Fourth Birthday, Returns to Baxter State Park via Motorcycle Convoy and Completes Memorial Day Tribute Trek and Family Weekend to Honor Maine’s Fallen Military Heroes The Summit Project (TSP), a nationally recognized, Maine based, non-profit service organization founded by Major David J. Cote, USMCR in 2013, is a living memorial that has changed the way an entire state pays tribute to their post 9/11 fallen service members while also inspiring service, strengthening communities and changing lives. “We carry their stone for a hike; We carry their story for a lifetime.” The mission of TSP is to honor our… Read More
A Living Memorial
The Summit Project is a Living Memorial, open to the participation of everyone who wants to help ensure that Maine Heroes are NOT Forgotten. Everyone is invited to help TSP build and bolster our greater Maine community. We invite you to be part of this living memorial in any way that you can imagine. Just send us your idea and we can make it happen. It is here that you will see that The Summit Project is truly a Living Memorial!
TSP welcomes groups of any size and any affiliation who want to carry the memorial stones and memories of our fallen in order to honor and sustain their memories. If you represent a group, have an idea for a Team Event, we want to know it. Get involved here. Get involved today. We to invite you to be part of The Summit Project, and we thank you for honoring our heroes through this living memorial.
On this page we congratulate and celebrate those Teams of dedicated individuals who are part of the Living Memorial of The Summit Project. Every event you see on this page proves that TSP is accomplishing our mission and that we are carrying on the unfinished work of our fallen heroes from Maine toward creating a safer, sounder, more just community — here in Maine and all across the world. Thank you for honoring the sacrifice of our fallen Maine heroes and their families and being part of this Living Memorial. MHANF.
23Apr2017 1stLT Zimmerman Fitness Challenge Report out: (Russ “Sensei” Shoberg) Weather: 36-40 F with intermittent rain showers. TSP was represented by two teams: Chico Alpha (Josh Hudson, Kristin Stelmok, Kirsten White & Tom Zimmerman) and Chico Bravo (Michael Keighley, Russ Shoberg, Susan Simmons and Scott Stitham). TSP support crew of Angel Matson, Betsy Hutchins, Jim Troutt, Nancy & Whitey White and Jane Zimmerman supported the two teams with photo and video coverage, cheers and on course support. Chico Alpha carried 1stLt Zimmerman’s stone and Chico Bravo shared carrying duty for CPT Kevin Oullette and CPT Jay Brainard, as well as the Stars and Stripes. The day… Read More
On April 15, 2017, Baerbel LoSacco, Alley Smith and Sarah Greaney participated in Tough Ruck 2017, a marathon distance ruck, partnering with the Boston Marathon. The course transverses Minuteman National Historical Park, the site of the opening battle of the American Revolutionary war. As the 3 of us set out on the 26.2 mile course with hundreds of others, we carried with us the stones and stories of 3 Maine Fallen Heroes. Baerbel LoSacco carried the memory and stone of MAJ Jay T. Aubin, a United States Marine, who died in the line of duty in Kuwait on March 20,… Read More
20 Nov 2016: The U.S. Naval Academy’s OPINFO program, scheduled in conjunction with the Thanksgiving leave period, is one of the Academy’s most important outreach programs. Midshipmen who participate are granted extra leave to visit their local high schools and make other appearances to promote USNA. Members of the upper three classes take part. The program is an important part of the Academy’s marketing and recruiting programs. It is also an excellent opportunity for candidates to get a rare face-to-face meeting with a midshipman and hear what life is like on The Yard. This year, three midshipmen, a sophomore, junior and… Read More
SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Four teams of twenty hikers are preparing to summit Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on October 1st as part of The Summit Project, a unique living tribute honoring Maine’s military service members who have died since September 11, 2001. Each hiker will carry an engraved stone donated by the families of the fallen to the summit and back. The hikers will proceed to the summit from four sides, north, south, west, east. The hikers will arrive at the peak at the same time, where private ceremonies will be held. The hikers will be joined by Gold Star… Read More
The Summit Project Returns to Baxter State Park via Motorcycle convoy To then Honor Maine’s Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day weekend, exactly three years after its establishment, The Summit Project will conduct its Third Annual Tribute Trek and Family Weekend on Maine’s Baxter State Park. The Summit Project (TSP), a nationally recognized, Maine based, non-profit service organization founded by Major David J. Cote, USMCR in 2013, is a living memorial that has changed the way an entire state pays tribute to their post 9/11 fallen service members while also inspiring service, strengthening communities and changing lives. “We carry their stone… Read More
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, members of the Southern Maine community will be invited to participate in a 10k military ruck across the city of Portland, ME to honor Cpl Mark Goyet of Westbrook, ME who died on June 28, 2011 after his unit came under attack by small arms fire in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. During this event, participants will strap weighted packs to their backs and ruck 10 (plus) kilometers around Baxter Blvd and the Eastern Promenade before confronting a rigorous O-Course by the East End Beach. This event will be open to the public and event organizers… Read More
Attention TSP family — Please SAVE THE DATE for March 12, 2016 WHAT: TSP Fun Family Fundraiser with an optional Polar Bear plunge (more below) WHERE: Camp Jordan Facility, Branch lake, Ellsworth, Maine WHEN: March 12, 2016, from 9am to 2pm. WHY: To spend time with our TSP family, help generate some resources for our organizations, honor our fallen, and have some fun. WHAT TO BRING: Your family and friends of TSP. Bring a dish to share. Potluck style. Bring money for TSP merchandise (case or check only). Also…. Bring your swimsuit, towel, change of clothes if you wish to participate… Read More
Come gather with friends and family and learn about The Summit Project in L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport! All are welcome to attend. 7pm on Feb 12, 2016. The Summit Project is a nationally recognized Maine-based organization that pays tribute to fallen service members from Maine who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The organization was founded by David Cote, active-duty Marine Corps Major, Iraq war veteran and recipient of the “Marine of the Year Award” at the 11th-annual Military Times Service Members of the Year awards ceremony. David will tell us about… Read More
For Family and Friends I thought I was providing a service by remembering James and reassuring his family and friends that he was not forgotten. James’ family and friends do deserve our attention – but not out of sympathy; out of respect and appreciation and out of a desire to learn by James’ example through them. It is thanks to James’ parents and family and friends that he became the man he did. They deserve our respect and gratitude for the service they have done for us through James. And in recognition of James’ example –… Read More