Written by Jaclyn Cangro
BAXTER STATE PARK – It’s easy to get caught up in the barbeques and parades, but some local volunteers made sure to take the time this weekend to honor Maine’s heroes.
Bangor council chair Ben Sprague laid the city’s wreath on Memorial Day, but he spent the weekend doing something a bit different. “It was a very powerful experience and really it wasn’t about me, it was about the service members who have died,” says Sprague.
It was part of the Summit Project. Sprague, along with 35 other hikers, carried engraved stones to Baxter State Park. Each representing a fallen solider – Sprague’s was for Sgt. Joshua Kirk. Family members of the fallen met with the hikers, putting things in perspective. MORE.