The Summit ProjectFounded by Marine Major David Cote, The Summit Project is intended to serve as a living memorial to Maine service members who have died serving their country since the September 11 attacks. The surviving families of Maine’s fallen heroes have unearthed and donated a special stone that represents their loved one. The stones have been engraved with the names of those fallen soldiers and, since Memorial Day 2013, volunteers have hiked up and down mountains in Maine and across the world carrying these tribute stones in their packs.

The Honor Case

A selection of the engraved stones travels the state in a special display known as The Honor Case. The Thomas Memorial Library is honored to be able to host the display from mid-January through mid-March, 2017. The case can be viewed on the upper floor of the library adjacent to the main desk.


Walk with Us

There is no greater gift that can be bestowed upon the family of a Fallen Hero than to ensure that their loved one is not forgotten. Please join us in a walk as we honor the memory of their loved ones by carrying the stones. We will walk from the library to Fort Williams Park along the Shore Road Path. Please join a team of faithful volunteers:

Saturday, March 11
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

You can learn the stories of the fallen heroes whose stones we will be carrying here.

If you would like to join the walk, please register by filling out the form below.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.