The Summit Project Logo was adopted in 2013. It is embedded with symbolism to signify the unique vision and purpose of The Summit Project.
The shield shape represents that our fallen Maine heroes were serving in the defense and protection of our country.
The banner with the inscription “Semper Memento” is a latin phrase that translates to “Always Remember.” We must always remember our fallen Maine heroes and never forget them.
The color gold in the outline of the logo symbolizes justice, power and strength. We are a stronger nation thanks to the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
The red banner “DIRIGO” is the state motto of Maine. It is a latin word that means “I Lead.” The Summit Project in concept and practice is the first of its kind. Mainers are leaders in words and actions.
The mountain ridge is an exact silhouette profile of Mt. Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. It is the destination of our first tribute hike and will set the stage for all future tribute hikes. Mt. Katahdin is the most iconic mountain in Maine and symbolizes the extreme sacrifice of our fallen heroes.
The Gold Star and Wreath represents the official logo of Gold Star families — a logo that signifies a family whose sons’ or daughters’ became missing in action, died while on active duty, or died as a result of such service. When you see this logo, someone in that family made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.
The three white stars signify the faithful spirit and collective patriotism of all Mainers. One in seven Maine adults are veterans, among the highest concentrations in the nation.
The blue sky represents the future. Because of the sacrifice of our fallen Maine heroes we can have hope for a brighter future and a promise of a more safe, more sound, more just America.
Maine heroes are not forgotten.