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Stone Name Stone Definition
7/4/1776 – 9/11/2001 Honors and pays tribute to all fallen heroes from Maine who have died in the line of duty from 7/4/1776 up to 9/11/2001
Bayonets A swordlike stabbing blade that may be fixed to the muzzle of a rifle for use in hand-to-hand fighting, as was used by the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, during the battle of Little Round Top, on July 2, 1863, on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg
Bravery Courageous behavior or character. brave spirit or conduct
Commitment The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause
Community A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage
Country A nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory; the people of a district, state, or nation
Courage The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear
Dignity Bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation and the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect
Duty Something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation, a responsibility
Endurance The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way
Family A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not and related to one another by blood or marriage or other bond
Gratitude The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
Honor Honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs or actions and high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank, great esteem, adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct
Integrity The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness and soundness of moral character; honesty
POW/MIA The concept of citizen concern regarding United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA)
PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, like the atrocities of combat service
Purple Heart Established in 1782 and re-established in 1932 and awarded in the name of the president, it is the oldest US military decoration still given to U.S. military members who have been wounded or killed in action
Respect A feeling of deep admiration or esteem for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
Sacrifice An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy
Service An act of helpful activity; help; aid, the action of helping or doing work for someone
Strength The quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor; mental power, force, or moral power, firmness, or courage
Teamwork Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause
Valor Boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery