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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 mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has now grown into honoring our nation’s heroes 365 days a year.

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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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Non-Profit Partner Spotlight

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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Lessons From The Front

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 Loadto 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