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, not to become a part of the story, in keeping with journalistic ethics. But sometimes our shared humanity trumps professional prerequisites. So it was that I found myself stopping a third of the way up Dorr Mountain and telling the group I felt I needed a stone. As luck should have it, Em Malone of Boston, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and The Summit Project, had brought two. She knelt down, reached into her pack and handed me Army Sgt. Nathan Stewart’s stone.
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