BANGOR — Not everyone can climb Mount Katahdin, the best-known way to participate in The Summit Project. But on Friday, May 1, eighth-graders from Helen S. Dunn School in Greenbush will have the honor of escorting engraved stones in memory of 13 of Maine’s fallen heroes during a ceremony beginning a three-week display of the stones at Cole Land Transportation Museum at 405 Perry Road. The 13 soldiers, sailors and Marines were from Atkinson, Bangor, Belgrade, Frankfort, Greenville, Newport, Orono, Palmyra, Richmond and Waterville. The youngsters represent Dunn School’s older classes coming to the museum for an annual visit incorporating… Read More
The Free Press Volunteers marched 8 miles through the streets of Portland last week, carrying stones bearing the names of fallen soldiers from Maine, before securing them in a wooden case in the Abromson center. The march, and subsequent ceremony were part of The Summit Project, a national organization that honors Maine’s fallen soldiers by engraving their names on family-picked stones, and hiking with them all across the state. Along the way, the hikers learn the stories and experiences of the dead men and women they’re honoring and share them with others, in hopes that people will not forget the price… Read More
Summit Project Statement – Official Statement from Senator Angus S. King, U.S. Senator from Maine
This will be your one-stop-shop for directions, team assignments, rules, hiking rosters, gear list, action items I need from you, and our plan for the day. Feel free to download and print all these documents and bring a “smart pack” with you for the day, to include this “table of contents” page. I recommend reviewing all these documents now and sending any questions to me. I am only giving you what you “need to know”. As always you can email email@example.com with any questions or concerns. See you on May 23-25, 2015. We are very honored and grateful to have you join us. It is… Read More
Wishing the students of Edward Little High School all the best on their tribute trek tomorrow with stones from The Summit Project. A special thanks to TSP board member and Marine veteran, Jared Golden who is guiding and mentoring the students through the climb tomorrow. Have a memorable and meaningful and safe climb. We are looking forward to the stories you have after you complete this special mission. MHANF. http://m.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2014/11/11/students-carry-stones-remember-fallen-mainers/1615270
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.
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Thank you Nicholas Humphries for inviting me to you podcast and allowing me to share TSP. Thank you for the great opportunity to present TSP to a wider audience and include one of our best supporters, Tatiana Whitlock. Thanks again. I hope everyone will listen to the episode found at this link.1