May 9, 2019
The Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, first responders and their families. Members of the foundation are on a mission to visit 26 national cemeteries on their way to Dallas, Texas.
Matthew Priest, Director of Culpeper, Winchester, Staunton, and Balls Bluff National Cemeteries, said the plaque honors all soldiers who have fallen, but specifically mentioned Cameron Thomas, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2017. Thomas’ family was present for the unveiling.