RAISE AWARENESS

HONOR HEROES

SAVE LIVES

Memorial May

NATIONAL EVENT
April 29 - May 27, 2024

Join us to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day in our month-long event.

Register as an individual or as a team

The event is free, but please register

Join us for one, or multiple events

For families and all ages

What is Memorial May?

Carry The Load’s Memorial May campaign takes place all month long to raise awareness and provide active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families. Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring and remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Join the Mission

29

DAYS

48

STATES

75,000+

ATTENDING

The National Relay

The National Relay travels 20,000 miles covering all continental 48 states, ending with the Dallas Memorial March. The Relay consists of five routes (West Coast, Mountain States, Midwest, New England, and East Coast), with teams walking throughout the 29-day Memorial May campaign, beginning on April 29th. It’s an amazing opportunity for people of all ages around the nation to honor and remember our fallen heroes.

APRIL 29

National Relay Kickoff

APRIL 29

APRIL 29

The Community Events

APRIL 29

Community Events bring communities together to honor our nation’s heroes during Memorial May. Join one of the 81 Community Events along the Memorial Relay route, honoring the hometown heroes with our Relay teams, or attend one of the many stand-alone events that have grown organically over the years.

Registration opens soonFAQs

MAY 26-27

Dallas Memorial March

MAY 26 – 27

The Dallas Memorial March, hosted in Carry The Load’s hometown, is our flagship event and the culmination of the National Relay. The March is a 2-day Memorial Day weekend event honoring service members and their families for the sacrifices they make.

Join the marchEvent Details

MAY 29

Fundraising Ends

May 29

Find an event in your city

See the National Relay routes and Community Events

Click to see route guides and community events near you.

LEGEND

= Community Event
= Dallas Memorial March
Thank you for your generous support

Money raised from Memorial May goes towards supporting military, veterans, first responders, and their families so that they have access to counseling, adaptive training, suicide prevention, equine therapy, service dogs, job placements, transition, home improvements, scholarships for children and more.