2016-02-26 / Community

Club to honor Maine veterans who died Since Sept. 11

The Summit Project will hold a tribute march Saturday, Feb. 27, hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Clubhouse. The Summit Project is a Maine-based nonprofit whose mission is to recognize and honor Maine veterans who have died since September 11, 2001. Families of these fallen heroes have unearthed and donated a special memorial stone that uniquely represents their loved one. The Summit Project engraves the stones and carries these tribute stones and their stories on treks throughout Maine and across the world.

At 9 a.m. on Feb. 27, club members and friends will take a two-hour hike with the commemorative stones around South Portland, led by Unit Director Raymond Ruby. They will stop at the South Portland Veterans Monument in Mill Creek for a sharing circle where they will take turns sharing what they have learned about the individual fallen soldiers.

At 11 a.m. at Boys & Girls Clubs’ South Portland Clubhouse, located at 169 Broadway, a ribbon cutting ceremony of The Summit Project Memorial display will take place. After brief remarks, members and volunteers will place their stones in a display case that will be showcased at the South Portland Clubhouse for one month.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to all and refreshments will be served.

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