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Nokomis JROTC Honors Fallen Mainers With 'Summit Project' Climb

Nokomis JROTC Cadets at Tumbledown Mountain
Nokomis JROTC Cadets at Tumbledown Mountain
Photo Credit: LTC(R) Brian Clarke
  • Posted on June 17th, 2019
  • Story by: LTC(R) Brian Clarke
  • 2nd Brigade

TUMBLEDOWN MOUNTAIN, ME -- Nokomis Army JROTC cadets carried 34 “Summit Project” tribute stones up Tumbledown Mountain (3054’) on 5 Jun 2019 and shared the legacy of the fallen Mainers the stones represent. They were blessed with the presence of a Gold Star father who carried his son's stone and shared his heartfelt emotions with the cadets. Mainers Never Forget our Fallen Heroes!

“We carry their stone for a hike; We carry their story for a lifetime.” The mission of “The Summit Project” is to honor Maine’s newest war casualties and the faithful spirit of all Mainers. Unlike any project in America, TSP allows Maine communities to honor our fallen heroes through action. Surviving families unearth and donate stones that uniquely represent their loved ones. Volunteers discover the lives of our heroes and then carry world. We literally share the burden shouldered by our fallen heroes and their families. Each trekker must (1) learn about the fallen hero they choose to honor; (2) carry his/her tribute stone through a physical challenge; and (3) compose a post-event reflection letter addressed to his/her surviving family.


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Stones Representing and Honoring Fallen Heroes
Stones Representing and Honoring Fallen Heroes