DALLAS, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day was supposed to be about remembering the sacrifices of our fallen military service members and first responders. Instead, it has become a three-day weekend of sales, barbecues and vacations.
They deserve better. We can do better.
Former Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley want you to participate in a 2,000 mile, 27-day relay. Last year more than 30,000 Americans raised more than $1.5 million in the Carry The Load National Relay.
Across the nation, participants of Carry The Load walk in support of the organization's mission and raise funds for military and first responder non-profit partners. The 2015 non-profit partners include Snowball Express, Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, Building Homes for Heroes, Adaptive Training Foundation, Heroes on the Water, Legacies Alive and Team RWB.
The Carry The Load National Relay will kick off this year in West Point, N.Y. on April 28 and culminates with the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend. The relay provides an interactive way for Americans to remember, honor and celebrate military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving our country.
Visit CarryTheLoad.org to join the relay, make a donation, or volunteer. Join the conversation by following Carry the Load on Facebook, Twitter (@CarryTheLoad) and Instagram, and share who you are carrying with the hashtag #CarryTheLoad.
About the Carry The Load
Carry The Load is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by two former Navy SEALs. Carry The Load's mission is to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day by remembering, honoring and celebrating the sacrifices made on our behalf by America's military, law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, as well as their families. Funds raised for Carry The Load are used to further increase the number of cities participating in its Memorial May activities, and are also gifted to nonprofit partners who support and benefit America's Military, First Responders and their families. For more information, go to CarryTheLoad.org.
SOURCE Carry The Load