As a lifelong Mainer, Angel Matson understands the real value of community. It is in that spirit and with the privilege of having been raised with the influence of her grandfather, a decorated Marine who survived many WWII battles including the attack on Pearl Harbor, that she truly embraces what it means to be an American. She became actively involved with The Summit Project after attending an event and hearing from a Gold Star Father about his son. It was then that Angel realized the importance of the mission of this organization, and committed her life to telling the stories of the fallen so that Maine Heroes Are Not Forgotten. She acts as the organization’s Public Relations Manager and Family Liaison, working closely with loved ones whose sacrifice, support and service have guaranteed our freedoms.
The Summit Project (TSP) is a Maine-based, volunteer run and supported non-profit service organization started in 2013. Unlike any project in America, it collects stories and stones that uniquely represent the country’s fallen heroes and allows the communities they died for to honor them through action. Volunteers learn about a fallen hero from Maine and then elect to carry his or her memorial stones in ongoing tribute treks across the world. Our mission is to carry forth the memories of our fallen service members and elevate awareness of TSP to communities throughout the state.