Join us in honoring and remembering our nation's fallen heroes.

Join us in honoring and
celebrating our nation's heroes.

April 29 - May 27, 2024

Memorial May consists of 5 National Relay routes culminating in our incredible flagship event, the 2-day Dallas Memorial March.

Join us for Memorial May, a month-long tribute to our nation’s heroes. Countless ways to participate and make a difference for individuals and communities alike!

5 National Relay Routes

20,000 miles covering 48 continental states. Walk with us and honor the sacrifices of those who served our country.

Community Events

Come cheer us on as we pass through your community to honor your hometown heroes. Check our full listing of Community Events to see if we are coming near you. There will be lots of fun activities for the whole family!

Dallas Memorial March

The Dallas Memorial March is our flagship event and the culmination of the National Relay. The March is a 2-day Memorial Day weekend event at Reverchon Park, honoring service members and their families for the ultimate sacrifices that have been made.

Find ways to participate in our National Relay

Dallas Memorial March

Carry The Load’s mission is rooted in raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day. In 2011, veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Stephen Holley and Clint Bruce completed a 20-hour, 11-minute Memorial March around White Rock Lake in Dallas. They marched to remind the nation about the true meaning of the sacrifices made for our freedom. More than a decade later, Carry The Load is a worldwide movement that honors our nation’s heroes and makes Memorial Day matter again.

Find out more about this inspiring event and all that we have planned!

Event Details


We would love it if you grabbed your family, friends, and co-workers to come and join us as we pass through your community. Come and experience the contagious spirit of Memorial May!

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Looking for meaningful ways to engage your employees, ERG, or youth group to honor our nation’s heroes and their families? Volunteer to walk with us – a great way to earn volunteer hours!



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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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