The Marine Corps Marathon held on October 25, 2015, was a special race for these volunteers who strongly support the military and represent decades of military service. By partnering with The Summit Project and honoring and sustaining the memories of fallen Maine heroes we know that we can look in the eyes of their surviving families, and say, your loved one is not forgotten. We also know that we will personally benefit by learning and emulating the examples of these heroes who demonstrated such courage, bravery, strength and skill. Their stories live on, they continue to inspire, and through The Summit… 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.
The Summit Project to Host 2nd Tribute Trek at Acadia National Park Family Gathering to Honor Maine’s Post 9/11 Fallen Military Heroes https://foliomarketingandcreative.smugmug.com/Professional/The-Summit-Project-at-Baxter-S/TSP-at-ANP-2015/i-Qx4PpBs/A More pictures here. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6v30ur1qvyjms0i/AAAuugUqh9SIZg4BNG5-FHkUa?dl=0 Bar Harbor, Maine – On Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, four teams of 20 hikers will simultaneously 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 and pays special tribute to Maine’s post 9/11 fallen service members. The hikers – from all over Maine, will carry an engraved stone that was donated… Read More
On Sunday September 27, 2015, a team of walkers consisting of veterans, military spouses and civilians carried stones from The Summit Project (TSP) in the MAINEiacs Charities 5K in Bangor. MAINEiacs Charities is a non-profit organization based out of the Maine Air National Guard 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor. Every year in the fall, they hold their 5K and Half Marathon as part of their fundraising efforts. The team was built and lead by a member of the MAINEiac family, who decided this year she would like to carry a TSP stone and then felt the need to… Read More
12 Sept 2015 – IDEXX Patriot Corner hikes Bradbury Mountain with TSP IDEXX Laboratories, located in Westbrook has a recognized group to support its employees that are veterans of the US Armed Forces. The group is called Patriot Corner. Earlier in 2015, Major Dave Coté, Andrew Coleman and I met with Teresa Pattle (Patriot Corner co-chair) to discuss ways that TSP and the Patriot Corner might work with each other. That meeting led to a Memorial Day presentation by Andrew at IDEXX, and eventually to a hike where IDEXX veterans and their families carried Hero stones in mid-September on… Read More
Kirsten White, Catherine Gordon, and Kristin Stelmok carried the stones and the stories of SGT Nicholas Robertson, and SGT Christopher Wilson up two mountains in Maine over the summer of 2015. They were honored to share these stories and ensure that Maine Heroes are NOT Forgotten. Kirsten – I had the honor of taking SGT Nicholas Robertson’s stone on two beautiful sunrise hikes in Maine and New Hampshire on August 31 and September 1, 2015. At 2:30 am on August 31, my friend Cathy Gordon and I hit the trail head at the base of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, with… Read More
On Sept 13, 2015, Justin Cloukey wrote — My name is Justin Cloukey and I live in Lincoln, Maine. I was the co-coordinator for The Summit Project Comes to Lincoln, welcoming the Honor Case to our area. The event took place on August 7th and was a unique combination of pride and humility, joy and sadness, pain and comfort. Lincoln community members, active and retired servicemembers and Gold Star family members walked side by side through the streets of Lincoln sharing stories of loved ones, emotions and displaying unity to remember Fallen Maine Heroes. As the case indicates, it was my… Read More
To the families of Sgt. Lawrence Roukey and Sgt. 1st class Shawn Dostie; I want to start by thanking you for allowing us to take your loved ones on our trek, they made our trip what it was, so very inspiring and special. I as well as 17 year old Parker Bradbury, his twin brother, Noah, their 13 year old sister Faith and their Dad, George Lee Bradbury had the honor of taking not only Sgt. Lawrence Roukey’s stone to the summit of Moxie Bald but also Parker carried Sgt. 1st class Shawn Dostie’s stone to the summit. Parker and… Read More
Brunswick, ME — 07/29/2015 — On Sunday, August 16th, 2015, Run for the Fallen Maine will be holding their 8th and final run to honor our fallen military heroes starting and ending at Brunswick Landing in Brunswick, Maine. The run is a celebration of the lives for the 93 men and 2 women with Maine ties who have given their lives since 09-11-2001. In appreciation of their ultimate sacrifice to our great state and country, we gather on this day in a display of unity to honor them and to thank their families and friends while showing that we promise to… Read More
On August 8th, The Summit Project was invited to support the annual Aaron Henderson Memorial Softball Tournament and 5k in Houlton, ME. Hundreds of people from the surrounding area came out to show their support and watch a weekend filled with family, friends, and fun-filled competition! What a fantastic time we had hanging out such great people! BIG thank you to Christine Henderson, Brad Fredericks, Scott Sjoberg, the ENTIRE Houlton community, and everyone else who helped make this spectacular event possible! It was an HONOR to be a part of this and we cannot wait to see you again next year! MHANF.
All within the week of JULY 26, 2015: David J. Cote (Founder of The Summit Project) interviewed Micheal Keighley, a UMO grad and Army Officer veteran, who, this coming Sunday, will complete a 7 month journey of the entire Appalachian Trail. Throughout the entire Maine section of the AT Mike carried the stories and stones of two of Maine’s fallen heroes as part of The Summit Project. Here is a transcript of that interview — Q: Why the Appalachian Trail? A: I’ve wanted to hike the AT since I did a section for spring break in HS. As I continued with… Read More