Patriot Guard Riders set off for Mount Katahdin with memorial stones honoring fallen veterans

Posted May 23, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Local Scouts salute Patriot Guard Riders as they rumble out of the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland on Friday morning in the drizzling rain. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Local Scouts salute Patriot Guard Riders as they rumble out of the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland on Friday morning in the drizzling rain. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin. Buy Photo
Boy Scout Greg Morse passes Summit Project memorial stones to other Scouts in Portland on Friday morning before Patriot Guard motorcyclists set off to carry them all the way to Mount Katahdin. Each stone is inscribed with the name of one of Maine's military service members who died since Sept. 11, 2001.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Boy Scout Greg Morse passes Summit Project memorial stones to other Scouts in Portland on Friday morning before Patriot Guard motorcyclists set off to carry them all the way to Mount Katahdin. Each stone is inscribed with the name of one of Maine's military service members who died since Sept. 11, 2001. Buy Photo
Boy Scout Greg Morse passes Summit Project memorial stones Dominic Borrelli in Portland on Friday morning before Patriot Guard motorcyclists set off to carry them all the way to Mount Katahdin. Each stone is inscribed with the name of one of Maine's military service members who died since Sept. 11, 2001.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Boy Scout Greg Morse passes Summit Project memorial stones Dominic Borrelli in Portland on Friday morning before Patriot Guard motorcyclists set off to carry them all the way to Mount Katahdin. Each stone is inscribed with the name of one of Maine's military service members who died since Sept. 11, 2001. Buy Photo
Summit Project stones, inscribed with the name of a Maine service member killed since 2001, wait to be distributed among motorcyclists and carried north to Mount Katahdin Friday.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Summit Project stones, inscribed with the name of a Maine service member killed since 2001, wait to be distributed among motorcyclists and carried north to Mount Katahdin Friday. Buy Photo
Boy Scout Dominic Borrelli tells Patriot Guard motorcyclists about the stone they are about to carry north Friday in Portland. Each stone from the Summit Project is inscribed with the name of a Maine service member killed since 2001.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Boy Scout Dominic Borrelli tells Patriot Guard motorcyclists about the stone they are about to carry north Friday in Portland. Each stone from the Summit Project is inscribed with the name of a Maine service member killed since 2001. Buy Photo
Cooper Perry, a Boy Scout from Westbrook, holds a Summit Project stone in memory of U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Kirk of South Portland, who was killed Oct. 3, 2009 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. The stones were distributed Friday morning in Portland to motorcyclists transporting them to Mount Katahdin.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cooper Perry, a Boy Scout from Westbrook, holds a Summit Project stone in memory of U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Kirk of South Portland, who was killed Oct. 3, 2009 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. The stones were distributed Friday morning in Portland to motorcyclists transporting them to Mount Katahdin. Buy Photo
Patriot Guard Riders line up in the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland on Friday morning. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Patriot Guard Riders line up in the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland on Friday morning. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin. Buy Photo
U.S. Marine Maj. David Cote, founder of the Summit Project, oversees the distribution of memorial stones Friday morning in Portland before heading north.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
U.S. Marine Maj. David Cote, founder of the Summit Project, oversees the distribution of memorial stones Friday morning in Portland before heading north. Buy Photo
Local Scouts salute Patriot Guard Riders as they rumble out of the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland Friday morning in the drizzling rain. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Local Scouts salute Patriot Guard Riders as they rumble out of the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland Friday morning in the drizzling rain. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin. Buy Photo

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