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By Aly Myles

PORTLAND, Maine —A major in the U.S. Marine Corps with ties to Maine is honoring the state’s fallen soldiers.

Maj. David Cote said he wants the families of the soldiers to know their loved ones’ sacrifice will live on forever.  Click here for pictures of the stones.  It is called the Summit Project, and it started as a dream to honor every Maine fallen hero, but now the project is a living memorial that has no end in sight.

Each family that wants to be a part of the Summit Project gives Cote a stone that means something to their fallen soldier.  The stone is engraved with the soldier’s initials, rank and years they were alive.  “Anything we can do for our soldiers at home or overseas, we’re going to do,” said Charles Downes who is donating engraving services to the Summit Project.   For the families, the project means much more.  Read more here.   Watch the video here.


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