National Relay. City Rallies. Dallas Memorial March.
With the mission to provide active ways to honor and remember our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by military, veterans, first responders and their families. Carry The Load supports and hosts events throughout the year in which the public can participate.
Today, Carry The Load uses Memorial May leading into Memorial Day as the catalyst to bring awareness to our cause. These Memorial May Awareness events give Americans active ways to participate, donate and volunteer in honor of our nation’s heroes.
We encourage all Americans to do something meaningful on Memorial Day, even if it is simply stopping for the moment of remembrance to remember those families who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans — wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day — to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. To learn more on how you can participate click here.
The National Relay travels 15,500 miles across the country for 32 consecutive days with four different routes walking and cycling each handing off the American flag from city to city to honor our nation's heroes. The East Coast route begins in West Point, NY covering 3,000 miles. The West Coast route begins in Seattle, WA and covers 4,700 miles. The Midwest route begins in Minneapolis, MN covering 4,100 miles. The Mountain States route begins in Minot, ND covering 3,700 miles. All four routes culminate in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend with the Dallas Memorial March. Go to the National Relay page for more information.
Many cities across the country have joined our mission to honor our nations heroes during Memorial May. Some of these rallies are along the a national relay route, where the relay bus and team will stop for an hour to celebrate local, hometown heroes. Other rallies are stand-alone events that have grown organically to honor our heroes. Go to the City Rallies page.
Dallas Memorial March
Carry The Load’s flagship event and the culmination of the National Relays is the Dallas Memorial March, a two-day event honoring service members, veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Participants join in the Memorial March at any time during the two days and walk for a few minutes or a few days. Go to the Dallas Memorial March page.
Our Partners That Help Make Everything Possible
Funds raised allow Carry The Load to grow its vision and execute its mission, as well as provide existing non-profit partners with valuable visibility, resources, and meaningful connections. We’d like to take this opportunity to salute our sponsors. Without them, the strides we’re making in honoring the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes would not be possible.