Story & Impact of Carry The Load

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May is the month we commemorate Memorial Day. Most people think of backyard barbecues, pool parties and days at the lake, but that is not what Memorial Day is all about. Six years ago, this national amnesia about what used to be called “Decoration Day” was too much for two battle-hardened Navy Seals, Stephen Holley and Clint Bruce.  Losing friends in combat was always on their minds, and seeing how most  Americans seemed to have forgotten the ultimate sacrifices they made, Holley and Bruce decided to do something about it.

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Carry the Load comes through Rockwall

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(HEATH, TX ) Join the Rockwall County First Responders Team at the Rockwall County Courthouse on May 28 to greet the National Carry the Load Relay Team as it comes through town on the way to the Dallas Memorial March at Reverchon Park. The National Relay Team is expected to arrive in Rockwall at 1 a.m.

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NBC News Inspiring America

Meet the remarkable people who are making a positive impact on our communities and making the world a little bit better.

Tune in this week to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30e/5:30c. Carry The Load is excited to be featured on NBC’s Inspiring America segment. #InspiringAmerica #CarryTheLoad

Carry The Load returning

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(Greenville, TX) – A long walk in support of America’s veterans returns to Hunt County this weekend.  Local volunteers are being sought to help “Carry The Load” during Memorial Day.  The East Coast Relay of the walk began in West Point, N.Y. and is scheduled to pass through Greenville and Hunt  County Saturday.  It is the fifth year in a row Carry The Load has come through Hunt County on its way to its final destination in Dallas Sunday.

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Making Memorial Day truly memorial

(FOX News US)– “There is nothing wrong with barbequing or going to the beach. But people in my generation seem to have forgotten why we have the holiday in the first place, which is to pay due respect to those who served and died. We want to change that,” says Stephen Holley, a former Navy SEAL and co-founder of the non-profit Carry the Load.

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