Resources

Explore our resources

Embark on a meaningful journey of discovery, knowledge, and gratitude as we celebrate the importance of learning and honor those who have dedicated themselves to protecting and serving our communities.

Learn About Our Flag

Learn more the Ameican Flag including how to correctly fold and display it in this month’s feature.

See Feature

Group activity guides

Participate in our fun activities for groups

Below you will find suggested activities to get your group started. The program is designed to be flexible. Do one, do them all, or choose from any of our free resources to get started inspiring patriotism in your community – and don’t forget to claim your certificates when you are done!

We suggest that you begin each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and a moment of silence to honor our nation’s heroes. Carry The Load is more than happy to provide stories of our heroes (if requested).

Other topics to cover…

  • Discuss expectations for your group and set-up a daily/weekly schedule for teams to raise and lower the flag.
  • Review the flag etiquette video and information provided by Carry The Load for students to rehearse.
  • Discuss #BeTheFlag projects and community service project ideas.

  • Share #BeTheFlag videos.
  • Invite a veteran to speak to the group on a topic related to what the Flag means to them.
  • Select one day of each week to wear red, white, and blue.
  • Coordinate with your school to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during morning announcements and share a short statement of what America means to you.

  • Identify a local hero (military service member, veteran, or first responder) who died in service of their country.
  • Write a narrative about your hero and submit their story to Carry The Load via our storyboard submission form.
  • Your storyboard will be displayed at future Carry The Load events in honor and remembrance of your hero.

Plan a group community service project and prepare for your #BeTheFlag presentations.

  • Create a presentation of #BeTheFlag that illustrates what the Flag means to you or your group (i.e. honor the history of the Flag, respect the Flag in your Community, educate others through your acts of patriotism).
  • Select a date and invite parents, friends, mentors, and community leaders to listen to your presentation(s).
  • Host a Carry The Flag event and share your creative presentations.
  • Ask attendees to vote on winners for submission to Carry The Load.
  • Submit student names and participating service hours to Carry The Load at by May 1st to carrytheflag@carrytheload.org to receive program certificates.

Check-out our Carry The Load Memorial May events near you to see which ones you may be able to attend as a group.

Download Guide (PDF)

Certificates of completion

Please contact us to receive certificates for your group (or participants). Thank you!

Request A Certificate

Volunteer contributions

Effortlessly track your volunteer hours with the Good Move App!

Good Move is the ultimate solution for simplifying volunteer hour tracking and management, empowering organizations to efficiently coordinate and celebrate their dedicated volunteers.

Register to volunteer