The Carry The Load National Relay provides citizens an outlet to raise awareness and funds for partnering organizations that are hyper-focused on serving families of fallen service men and women. The Carry The Load National Relay is rucking 2,000 miles across the country to benefit the Snowball Express, TAPS and Team RWB.
“I served our country as a Navy SEAL. Every Memorial Day I have a persistent, dull, deep ache. It’s the memory of all of the buddies I’ll never be able to talk to again. I couldn’t express my feelings with words, so I put on my boots, loaded my pack and I started walking. With every step, I thought about those buddies I lost. As I walked, a man stopped me and asked, ‘Son, who are you carrying?’ He understood what I couldn’t say. At that moment I knew that other people felt like me, and Carry The Load was born.”
Co- Founder, Carry The Load
Our mission with Carry The Load is to bring meaning to Memorial Day by honoring the sacrifices made by members of the military, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families while serving our country and communities, especially those who have died or were wounded while carrying the load for their fellow Americans. The truth is, there is a disconnect between what Memorial Day means, and how it is observed today.
Every day, these citizens and their families carry our great nation by the nature of their service. Carry The Load is an opportunity to share an experience with hundreds of other Americans reflecting on these sacrifices; and it's a way to raise awareness and resources for established, well-respected foundations that benefit these communities.
We invite you to join us this Memorial Day in honoring our military, law enforcement officers and firefighters by carrying the load for these brave men and women and
Carry The Load is a registered 501(c)3 organization helping people celebrate a meaningful Memorial Day by organizing and conducting an event that honors and thanks veterans and active duty service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families for their sacrifices; and, through the event participation and sponsorship, raises money to support nonprofit organizations that help these groups and their families.