BANGOR, Maine — Bangor International Airport is proud to host The Summit Project Honor Case. The case will be on public display on the first floor of the Domestic Terminal throughout the months of April and May. A ribbon cutting event will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, allowing airport staff and community members to gather with Gold Star families to commemorate the fallen that are honored by this program.
The Summit Project (TSP) is a living memorial to those fallen service members from Maine who have died since Sept. 11, 2001. Each of these heroes is represented by a stone that was selected by their family and donated to this effort. For the past decade volunteers have completed hikes while carrying these stones in their packs, making The Summit Project a living memorial. The TSP Honor Case allows communities to pay proper tribute to the sacrifices made by Maine’s fallen heroes and support of this display assures their families that these sacrifices will never be forgotten.
BGR’s rich military history as the site of the former Dow Air Force Base, and our commitment to military operations today, makes this an ideal location for this display. The Maine Troop Greeters also are a large part of that history, and have been greeting troop flights here at BGR for more than 30 years, in addition to operating their museum, which is located on the second floor of the terminal. The TSP Honor Case was last on display at the Airport in early 2016, and we are happy to see it returning. Please join the BGR team as we “stand watch” over this special case.
About Bangor International Airport
Located on America’s north eastern seaboard, Bangor International Airport is the closest U.S. Port-of-Entry from Europe, providing a wide range of commercial and general aviation services. Non-stop, affordable flights to New York, Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, Tampa/St. Pete and Washington, D.C. are supplemented by seasonal flights to Charlotte, Chicago and Detroit. BGR is currently served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. The airport is a leader in transatlantic tech stops, as well as a strategically important location for the U.S. military. BGR is an enterprise funded entity operated by the City of Bangor and is supported solely through airport generated revenue. For more information, visit www.flybangor.com.