Awareness Program

Participate. Donate. Volunteer.

Carry The Load’s mission is rooted in raising awareness for the true meaning of Memorial Day. Join millions of people across the nation in a movement to honor and remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes.

Each May, people can actively participate in Carry The Load’s Memorial May awareness campaign to make Memorial Day matter again. People can participate by hosting a Carry It Anywhere experience, organizing a youth Carry The Flag activity, walking in the National Relay, attending a City Rally, fundraising for our nation’s heroes, and taking part virtually throughout the 32-day event.

Throughout the year, Carry The Load provides volunteer opportunities, community events and ways to participate virtually. This type of outreach promotes service in our communities. Go to our Events page to learn how you can get involved.


Memorial May

Memorial May

Throughout the month of May, Carry The Load provides active ways for people to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. Reaching 50 states and more than 29 countries, participants have turned a once grassroots effort into a worldwide movement. Go to the Memorial May page for more information.

Patriot Day

Patriot Day

On Patriot Day, join Carry The Load by honoring and remembering the lives of those impacted by the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. Through a day of service and remembrance, we honor our nation’s first responders and military so they will always be remembered. Go to the Patriot Day page.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

In the month of November, join Carry The Load as we say thank you to the men and women who sacrificed daily for our nation. For more information on how you can participate and express gratitude to our veterans, Go to the Veterans Day page.