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MAJ. DAVID COTE HOPES TO HONOR THE 46 MAINERS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE WAR ON TERROR WITH ENGRAVED ROCKS ATOP THE STATE’S TALLEST MOUNTAIN.

David Cote, a Bangor native and Marine Corps major who is stationed in Washington, D.C., has an idea to honor the 46 service members from Maine who have died in the global war on terror. He calls it “The Summit Project.”

If his project goes according to plan, it won’t look like a memorial, but just a pile of rocks similar to the many others that mark the trails leading to Maine’s highest peak, Mount Katahdin.  His plan still needs the approval of Baxter State Park officials, which is unlikely to happen, but right now he is trying to spread the word this Memorial Day in hopes that his vision will be a reality by Memorial Day 2014.  MORE….

 
 

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