Dallas Memorial March

TWO-DAY EVENT | May 26 - May 27

March with your families and friends to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Dallas Memorial March is our flagship event and is a two-day embodiment of our values and mission to celebrate our heroes, embrace the fallen, and educate communities on how to respectfully observe Memorial Day.


Flag ceremonies

Inspirational speeches

About the march

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. We encourage all Americans to do something meaningful on Memorial Day, even just pausing at 3pm to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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Event begins at Reverchon Park
(3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219)


Kid Zone Opens


Opening Ceremony


Step off together to begin the 20-hour March (see route guide)


Walk overnight on the Katy Trail


Kid Zone Closes


Join us for a short film in the park


Gates open to the public

9am – 1pm

Kid Zone Opens


Meet at the Katy Trail Ice House to participate in the Storyboard procession


Closing Ceremony


Event Ends

Featured activities

Storyboard procession

Join others in remembering their fallen heroes.


Enjoy live music throughout the day.

Food trucks

Catering to a range of tastes and dietary needs.


Support our mission by donating your time.

Kids zone

Let the kiddos burn off some energy with friends.


Merch can be purchased online or at our event.



Pitching a tent is a great way to bond with friends & family, and meet kindred spirits from the community — all while enjoying the full two days of festivities.

Camping drop off instructions

VIP Village and Tailgating

Teams that raise $5,000 or more on their team page before May 17th will earn a spot in the VIP Village.

Guidelines for tailgating inside Reverchon park


Join us at the stage at 3:45 pm on Sunday, May 26th, as we welcome the National Relay team as they hand the American Flag off to the Dallas Memorial March. Chris Lawrence WFAA News Anchor will be the Master of Ceremony as we kick off our 20-hour March to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We will step off for the start of the Dallas Memorial March at 4:30 pm with a 2-mile loop on the Dallas city streets and continue to march in their honor for 20 hours up and down the Katy Trail.

Please meet us on Katy Trail next to Katy Trail Ice House – 3127 Routh St. Dallas, TX 75201. Click here for a map and detailed instructions.

Relay Shuttle Bus Information:

Shuttles will transport people between Reverchon Park and Chase Bank to meet the relay team. Please click here for a map & additional shuttle instructions.

The listed parking lots will have very limited space and will fill up quickly. Please be prepared to park in legal spaces around the Reverchon Park neighborhood and account for any walking time/distance necessary to get to the park.

Restrooms are located north of the baseball field. Please view the map for more information.