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2024 Memorial May

Interested in finding where you can join us this Memorial May? Find out where & when we will be in a city near you as we walk through 48 states & hundreds of communities to honor our nation's heroes.

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Get Your Gear for May

May is quickly approaching. Don't be left without your favorite hat, shirt, or jacket and the chance to represent at one of our many meaningful events this Memorial May!

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Carry The Flag

Educate & inspire patriotism in our nation's youth by leveraging our fun & engaging resources and activities on a variety of topics for classrooms & groups in your community.

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About us

Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families. What started in 2011 as a grassroots effort by two veteran U.S. Navy SEALs to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has now grown into a nationwide movement with people volunteering throughout the year to honor and remember our nation’s heroes.

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Our mission

Our mission is to provide active ways to honor and remember our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families.

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Raised Since 2011

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of money raised goes towards programs

Impact story

Inspiring patriotism

Brendan Corcoran of McKinney, Texas credits Carry The Load and its collaboration with the Boy Scouts for leading him to the U.S. Naval Academy.

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How a Memorial Day journey sparked freedom

By inspiring fellow Americans to join Carry The Load, we have become a force multiplier – making a greater impact together. This also gives us the privilege of sharing inspiration through storytelling. Below is an example of a story that reminds us why we do what we do every day.

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Ways to support #carrytheload

Carry The Load Podcast

Join our Podcast to hear stories of service and sacrifice and learn lessons from the front with host Todd Boeding.


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All sales benefit Carry The Load to support our mission.


Tribute Wall

Honor a fallen hero by submitting a tribute to be featured on our Tribute Wall. We invite you to share who you are carrying.


A big thank you to our sponsors