Mainers Are Encouraged To Cheer On The Summit Project Ride
Motorcyclists from around the state will make a ride Saturday from Portland to Millinocket, carrying stones engraved with the names of Maine's fallen soldiers.
The Summit Project works year-round to make sure that Mainers never forget the men and women of the military who have given their lives in defense of our country. The stones travel around the state, stopping at schools and spreading the word that we should always remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
On Saturday, motorcyclists will gather in Portland to make the long trek to Baxter State Park. Each rider will carry a stone that's been engraved with the name of a fallen soldier. Once they arrive at the park, the stones will be given to hikers who will carry them in backpacks to the summit of Mount Katahdin. (hence the name)
Mainers are encouraged to show their support for the amazing work done by this organization by lining the streets, cheering them on, waving American flags at them, or beeping vehicle horns...anything that will tell them you appreciate their efforts. We've heard that they plan to leave Dysart's in Hermon at around 2:00, so that gives you an idea of their timeline. The folks at Howland Fire & EMS took this video two years ago, from the overpass they plan to watch from again this year. If you see this line of bikes coming, pull over and let them through. They have an important mission. Blessings on them all for a safe ride!