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A Maine native has come up with a project to honor fallen veterans who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.  While the project is still evolving, he hopes to gather support for it.   He calls it “The Summit Project,” and his plan, to get a group to hike up Mt. Katahdin next Memorial Day with stones given to him by families of fallen Maine soldiers.

“I think that this idea of hiking a stone which represents the fallen is kind of a metaphor of bearing a cross. Making a small sacrifice because they made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Maj. David Cote, “The Summit Project” creator.  Cote thought of the idea on Memorial Day when his Navy Seal friends honored their fallen comrades by leaving stones on top of a mountain in California.  While the active duty Marine Corps officer now lives in Arlington, he wants to honor those from a place he calls home.

We spoke to him via Skype.    more…


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