The Summit Project is a living memorial that pays tribute to the fallen service members from Maine who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The mission of The Summit Project is to honor our state’s war casualties and the spirit of all Mainers. The idea comes from Major David J. Cote, an active-duty Marine Corps officer, an Iraq war veteran and a proud native Mainer.

This weekend, hikers going up Cadillac Mountain, will be bringing with them special memorial stones. These stones are uniquely chosen by family members of the fallen. The tribute hikes are a symbol of solidarity that recognizes the burden shouldered by our brave Maine service members and their families. The hikers honor the fallen by challenging themselves.

More about the hikes and memorial stones at the Summit Project website:

We will carry their stones during the hike, but we will carry their stories for a lifetime — making the Summit Project a living memorial.

Joy Owens from Clinton will be doing this weekend's hike and joined us on the Moose Morning Show!

If you are interested in joining a planned hike or planning one, please get more information for the Summit Project.