Carry The Load

Carry The Load Help support our mission to provide active ways to connect Americans with the daily sacrifices of our nation's military, veterans, first responders and their families!

Find out how you can get involved: www.carrytheload.org What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has grown to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

-2011 Founded by Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs, Clint Bruce and Stephen Hol

Find out how you can get involved: www.carrytheload.org What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has grown to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

-2011 Founded by Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs, Clint Bruce and Stephen Hol

Operating as usual

Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Livingston was loyal and generous, always taking care of others. He was kind, quiet and c...
09/15/2021

Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Livingston was loyal and generous, always taking care of others. He was kind, quiet and calm with a quirky personality who always put others in front of himself. We will #AlwaysRemember his service and sacrifice to our nation. #CarryTheLoad

We will #AlwaysRemember Sergeant David T. Weir who died 15 years ago today during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 23-year-o...
09/15/2021

We will #AlwaysRemember Sergeant David T. Weir who died 15 years ago today during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 23-year-old from Tennessee was a Fire Support Specialist assigned to C Company, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Thank you to Young Men's Service League - YMSL Katy and Memorial chapters for volunteering Friday for our National Day o...
09/14/2021

Thank you to Young Men's Service League - YMSL Katy and Memorial chapters for volunteering Friday for our National Day of Service at the Houston National Cemetery. Your help cleaning these hallowed grounds was appreciated by many.

We also want to give a shoutout to the Young Men's Service League McKinney chapter for joining us on Saturday at The - Jym for our Heroes Challenge! These volunteers setup and broke down equipment as well as cheered on the participants as the powered through the workout!

We #AlwaysRemember Pvt. Christopher McCloud, a loving father and husband. Pvt. McCloud died of wounds he sustained when ...
09/14/2021

We #AlwaysRemember Pvt. Christopher McCloud, a loving father and husband. Pvt. McCloud died of wounds he sustained when an IED detonated near their vehicle during combat operations 14 years ago today. Chris is survived by his wife Sheena and sons Aidena and Landon. #CarryTheLoad

Such a special day!
09/13/2021

Such a special day!

"At the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Friday was a day to honor those who died not only on 9/11 but also...
09/13/2021
9/11 anniversary: Volunteers clean graves at Sacramento Valley for National Day of Service

"At the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Friday was a day to honor those who died not only on 9/11 but also those who served in the military. This was done through volunteers cleaning the gravestones of the many veterans interred at the site." Read more from The Reporter here!
https://www.thereporter.com/2021/09/10/9-11-anniversary-volunteers-clean-graves-at-sacramento-valley-for-national-day-of-service/?utm_content=fb-thereporter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR09Ko7HfN-Nx3UOcL6ObQeB34iVOKJLPG0GGt1Voqj0xgEviHL5lpREeOA

The event was part of a National Day of Service at military cemeteries hosted by Carry the Load, a nonprofit that provides active ways to connect the American public with sacrifices made by militar…

Thank you to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for honoring our local heroes (pictured left to right) Dameon Burcie, David H...
09/12/2021

Thank you to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for honoring our local heroes (pictured left to right) Dameon Burcie, David Haas, DeMarcus Turner representing our Firefighters, Veterans and police officers. Proceeds from last nights concert went toward our mission this #PatriotDay!

Thank you to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for honoring our local heroes (pictured left to right) Dameon Burcie, David Haas, DeMarcus Turner representing our Firefighters, Veterans and police officers. Proceeds from last nights concert went toward our mission this #PatriotDay!

There’s no stopping the Heroes Challenge at the Adaptive Training Foundation! #PatriotDay #CarryTheLoad
09/11/2021

There’s no stopping the Heroes Challenge at the Adaptive Training Foundation! #PatriotDay #CarryTheLoad

09/11/2021
9/11 National Moment Of Remembrance

Join Carry The Load, and our co-founder Stephen Holley, as we display the names of those lives lost 20 years ago today during the National Moment Of Remembrance. #PatriotDay #AlwaysRemember

Today, and everyday, we Carry those 2,997 souls lost 20 years ago.  You will Always be Remembered.  #WhoAreYouCarrying
09/11/2021

Today, and everyday, we Carry those 2,997 souls lost 20 years ago. You will Always be Remembered. #WhoAreYouCarrying

Even twenty years later, we will #AlwaysRemember.
09/11/2021

Even twenty years later, we will #AlwaysRemember.

Even twenty years later, we will #AlwaysRemember.

THANK YOU to the over 2,600 of you who joined us across the country for our National Day Of Service with the National Ce...
09/10/2021

THANK YOU to the over 2,600 of you who joined us across the country for our National Day Of Service with the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs! These hallowed grounds were cared for by true patriots. #PatriotDay #WhoAreYouCarrying

Hard at work💪 #PatriotDay
09/10/2021

Hard at work💪 #PatriotDay

Those East Coast National Cemeteries have already gotten to work!
09/10/2021

Those East Coast National Cemeteries have already gotten to work!

Good Morning from Dallas-Forth Worth National Cemetery! We are ready to get to work! #PatriotDay
09/10/2021

Good Morning from Dallas-Forth Worth National Cemetery! We are ready to get to work! #PatriotDay

09/09/2021

Thank you to our friends at Texas Capital Bank for supporting our mission this #PatriotDay! Their generosity comes in the form of a $20,000 donation, and their employees volunteering for our National Day of Service and Remembrance as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. #WhoAreYouCarrying

Shane Michael Hennessey will be remembered for many things.  Shane had a deep passion for his wife and five beautiful ch...
09/09/2021

Shane Michael Hennessey will be remembered for many things. Shane had a deep passion for his wife and five beautiful children and a genuine desire to serve his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. He lived his final days full of faith and courage. We will #AlwaysRemember his sacrifice

09/09/2021

We are proud to partner with our friends at Adaptive Training Foundation for Saturday's Heroes Challenge.

It's not too late to join us! Go to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay and click "Participate" to get involved.

Carry The Load's education program Carry The Flag has lessons available for parents and educators to share the story of ...
09/09/2021
Dear Hero 9/11 Virtual Activity -

Carry The Load's education program Carry The Flag has lessons available for parents and educators to share the story of 9/11 with their kids. Here's an activity for children to write letters to heroes as a tribute to those we lost 20 years ago #PatriotDay https://carrytheflag.org/dear-hero-9-11-virtual-activity/

What is a hero, and how can you show gratitude to those who act heroically? In this activity, we invite you to write a letter or create artwork to a “Dear Hero” to honor and thank those in your own community who have stepped forward to sacrifice each day. You can mail your creation to […]

Of the 2,977 lives lost on September 11th, 343 FDNY firefighters paid the ultimate sacrifice. Today, we honor the brave ...
09/09/2021

Of the 2,977 lives lost on September 11th, 343 FDNY firefighters paid the ultimate sacrifice. Today, we honor the brave men of Rescue 5 lost during the attacks. Since 2012, the Carry The Load National Relay has stopped at Rescue 5 to honor these fallen heroes. #WhoAreYouCarrying

09/08/2021

Yesterday on Lessons From The Front, we had a special conversation with former Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, and 27-year Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Randy Reeves. You can watch the full conversation on Youtube by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgMtrV9FS_0

Subscribe and download Lessons From The Front on your favorite podcasting platform!

🎙Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lessons-from-the-front-with-randy-reeves/id1547860768?i=1000534718643
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On the morning of 9/11, FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge rushed to Ground Zero when he heard of the attacks on the Towers. Fat...
09/08/2021

On the morning of 9/11, FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge rushed to Ground Zero when he heard of the attacks on the Towers. Father Judge was on the ground praying over the dead and injured when he was struck and killed during the South Tower collapse. Father Judge is listed as the first official vicitm of the attacks. Swipe left to read more about his life and service to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

Join Carry The Load this Patriot Day as we Volunteer, Participate, and Donate in the name of these heroes. Visit to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay to get involved.

09/07/2021

Join Carry The Load, the National Cemetery Administration and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a National Day Of Service on Friday, September 10 as we remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and those we have lost in the years since. To register, visit CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay to get involved. #PatriotDay #WhoAreYouCarrying

Today, we #AlwaysRemember Lt. Col. Karen Wagner who was killed in the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. S...
09/07/2021

Today, we #AlwaysRemember Lt. Col. Karen Wagner who was killed in the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. Swipe left to read her story.

Join Carry The Load this Patriot Day as we Volunteer, Participate, and Donate in the name of these heroes. Visit to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay to get involved.

See you Tuesday at 5 PM CT for our next installment of Lessons From The Front with former Under Secretary of Memorial Af...
09/06/2021

See you Tuesday at 5 PM CT for our next installment of Lessons From The Front with former Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves! Tune in on Facebook.com/CarryTheLoad!

See you Tuesday at 5 PM CT for our next installment of Lessons From The Front with former Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves! Tune in on Facebook.com/CarryTheLoad!

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, each day this week we will be sharing a story submitted to us of a hero who...
09/06/2021

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, each day this week we will be sharing a story submitted to us of a hero who we lost that day. We begin with FDNY firefighter Thomas J. Foley.

Join Carry The Load this Patriot Day as we Volunteer, Participate, and Donate in the name of these heroes. Visit to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay to get involved.

Major Thomas P. Hanson trained at Reese AFB, and was later stationed at Eglin, AFB. While serving with 555th Tactical Fi...
09/05/2021

Major Thomas P. Hanson trained at Reese AFB, and was later stationed at Eglin, AFB. While serving with 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, Hanson’s F-4 went down on a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. He was MIA for 12 years, before being designated KIA/BNR (Killed in Action/Body not Recovered).
Thomas was a loving, kind human being to all. He will forever be remembered for the sacrifice he made for his country.

Major Thomas P. Hanson trained at Reese AFB, and was later stationed at Eglin, AFB. While serving with 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, Hanson’s F-4 went down on a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. He was MIA for 12 years, before being designated KIA/BNR (Killed in Action/Body not Recovered).
Thomas was a loving, kind human being to all. He will forever be remembered for the sacrifice he made for his country.

You have one week left to register for our Heroes Challenge!  Remember those we lost on 9/11 by pushing yourself in this...
09/04/2021

You have one week left to register for our Heroes Challenge! Remember those we lost on 9/11 by pushing yourself in this workout created by military experts! Go to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay and click "Participate" to register at gyms across DFW! #PatriotDay #WhoAreYouCarrying

You have one week left to register for our Heroes Challenge! Remember those we lost on 9/11 by pushing yourself in this workout created by military experts! Go to CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay and click "Participate" to register at gyms across DFW! #PatriotDay #WhoAreYouCarrying

09/03/2021

One week from today, join Carry The Load and the National Cemetery Administration for a National Day of Service at one of 65 National Cemeteries near you! Visit CarryTheLoad.org/PatriotDay and click "Volunteer" to learn more and to register. Together, we will remember those lost 20 years ago through our service. #PatriotDay #WhoAreYouCarrying

09/03/2021

Join us Tuesday at 5PM CT for Lessons From The Front with former Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves! During his time, Reeves led the VA's national cemeteries, providing dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family. See you on Facebook.com/CarryTheLoad for Randy's Lesson From The Front!

Staff Sergeant Christopher Shane Riordan, following a long family tradition of military service, joined the  Air Force i...
09/02/2021

Staff Sergeant Christopher Shane Riordan, following a long family tradition of military service, joined the Air Force in 2004 at the age of 19. Attached to Security Forces, he served for over nine years. Riordan's teenage daughters continue his dedication to the United States.

“Our son started as a Marine right out of high school. Then he went back to college and got his degree, but he missed th...
08/28/2021

“Our son started as a Marine right out of high school. Then he went back to college and got his degree, but he missed the military life. He got married and joined the Army reserves. He was deployed to Iraq and was killed by a mortar round in Kirkuk." #AlwaysRemember #CarryTheLoad

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Dallas, TX
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Carry The Load works to honor our nation's heroes 365 days a year! Stay up to date with our upcoming events calendar and learn how you can volunteer, participate, or support! www.carrytheload.org/events

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has grown to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.


  • 2011 Founded by Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs, Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, Carry The Load's mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day featured a 20-hour and 11-minute Memorial March that took place on Memorial Day in Dallas.

  • 2012 Launched a National Relay, consisting of an East Coast Route from West Point to Dallas.

  • 2016 Added a West Coast Route from Seattle to Dallas.
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    Looking forward to this event
    Prayers for our service members killed at the Kabul Airport, Afghanistan and for their family and friends.
    Happy 246th Birthday, United States Army!
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    I didn't know you. You didn't know me. You died for me anyway. I will carry you in my heart. I carry the load in memory of each of these brave men, woman, and for those that are lost and forgotten: LT. Christopher Mosko (US Navy) April 26, 2012 SGT. Ben Adams (US Army) May 4, 2017 SFC. Eric M. Emond (US Army) November 27, 2018 PO2 Scott Andrew "Scotty" Wirtz (US Navy) January 16, 2019 K9 Police Officer Sean Gannon (Yarmouth, MA PD) April 12, 2018 SGT. Kimberly Diane Agar (US Army) October 03, 2011 CPL. William Madden Amundson Jr. (US Army Rangers) October 18, 2004 SSG. Jeremie “JBO” Border (US Army) September 1, 2012 CPL. David Sonka (USMC) May 04, 2013 TSgt. Adam Ginett (US Air Force EOD) January 19, 2010
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    So proud of this guy!! He walked 56.5 miles from Greenville to Dallas!!
    New Braunfels event - May 25, 2021
    Honored to have participated in the Houston, TX Event today!
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