Memorial May Events
Honor Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us
Carry The Load asks Americans to simply do something in the month of May, and over Memorial Day weekend, to honor those who have sacrificed for us. We host numerous events throughout the United States, free for the public, where you and as many people as possible are encouraged to help honor and celebrate our nation’s heroes.
Participants are also invited to form teams to walk in respect for our nation’s heroes to fundraise amongst friends, family and coworkers. Last year alone, Carry The Load supporters and sponsors raised more than $2.5 million for Memorial May to benefit our programs.
Find a Memorial May Event
Filter by event type:The Rallies
Four routes operate daily throughout the month of May, handing off the American flag every 5 miles of walking and/or cycling. More than 15,500 miles of ground covered provides a chance to get out the message about honoring our nation’s heroes.
Learn more about the East Coast, Midwest, Mountain States or West Coast Routes.
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.
Learn more about the Dallas Memorial March.
City rallies honor our nation’s heroes during Memorial May. Rallies along the Relay route include the relay bus and team stopping to celebrate hometown heroes. Other rallies are stand alone events that have grown organically.
See when and where the Rallies are taking place this year.
Help us raise money to support programs benefitting military, veterans, first responders and their families.
Even if you can’t commit to fundraising, you can make a donation now to support the cause.
If You Can’t Join Us
You don’t have to attend a Carry The Load event to participate in Memorial May with us. Whether at your home or elsewhere, you can “Carry It Anywhere” and post photos on social media with the hashtag #CarryTheLoad.