Reported By: Tom Porter
As the nation prepares to mark a solemn anniversary this Wednesday, a serving military officer from Maine is planning a unique way of memorializing the several dozen Mainers who have died serving their country since 9/11. Marine corps Maj. David Cote – originally from Waterville, Maine – is putting a together a collection of stones, each of them engraved with the details of one of the 46 Mainers who fallen in combat since 9/11 – mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Memorial Day next year, he plans to lead a hike to the summit of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, where a temporary memorial will be constructed from the stones. Tom Porter spoke with Maj. Cote about the project. more…..