Bangor Daily News – Bangor Marine wants to memorialize fallen soldiers with stones placed on Mt. Katahdin
BANGOR, Maine — U.S. Marine Corps Maj. David Cote said he always wanted to do something to memorialize Mainers who died in combat. With Memorial Day approaching, he now has a plan.
Cote, a 1997 Bangor High School graduate, is organizing an effort to have families or representatives of fallen military personnel engrave small stones and place them on Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park. Cote said he’s focusing on memorializing those who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Red Dawn — because there are few such monuments to them. MORE….