The month of May was a special memorial-month event for more than 60 Samsung employees who participated in the annual Carry the Load National Relay to honor fallen U.S. veterans and first responders and support their families through fundraising.
While some consider this weekend as the unofficial kickoff to summer, it’s important we not overlook the real meaning of the holiday: Remembering our fallen military heroes.
When Glen Dare marches again this Memorial Day, 24 hours overnight for Carry the Load, five names on his 80-pound pack will go with him.
“I believe in the cause. I believe we need to get back to the true meaning of Memorial Day,” said Sergeant Andrew Deleon, a Marine Veteran who is cycling with the West Coast Carry the Load team.
Carry the Load’s mission, to ensure that Memorial Day gets the attention and respect it deserves, also extends to the sacrifices and needs of first responders.
The West Coast relay group honored fallen veterans before floating down the Comal River. This was the first time Carry The Load has added a tubing leg.
Heading into Memorial Day Weekend, many are taking this week to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to help keep our country and our communities safe.
The non-profit, called Carry the Load, held walk of remembrance near downtown Houston Sunday for service men and women who have died.
Randy and Jerry welcome back SEAL Team 5 veteran and founder of Carry the Load, Stephen Holley. Stephen updates us on Carry the Load’s mission to honor fallen soldiers with rallies and relays around the country. Jerry and Randy then welcome US Navy veteran and memory expert, Ron White, to the show to talk about his incredible ability to recall the names of every fallen soldier from the war in Afghanistan in the order of their death. Ron uses his extraordinary memory skills to relay a message of “You are not forgotten.”
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The Carry The Load West Coast Relay arrives in San Antonio on Sunday for a rally in Military City USA.