VA encourages volunteers to “Carry The Load” for an American hero during trek across country

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WASHINGTON— Beginning April 28, volunteers organized by Carry The Load, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration will visit 50 national cemeteries during a 20,000-mile march along five separate routes covering 48 states — converging on Memorial Day weekend for final rally in Dallas, Texas.

“Throughout this 32-day Memorial May campaign, marchers frequently carry signs, banners and flags honoring a fallen servicemember, Veteran or first responder,” said VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matt Quinn. Read more HERE.

Carry The Load National Relay – Thursday, May 12th

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the very first time, Carry The Load National Relay will travel through Western New York on Thursday, May 12th.   This National Relay consists of five routes that cover 20,000 miles across 48 states. The relay team walks and cycles daily throughout the 32-day Memorial May campaign where people of all ages can join to honor and remember our fallen heroes.  The National Relay culminates at the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day Weekend. Learn more, HERE.

Energy Transfer Signs National Sponsorship With Carry The Load for Its 10th Annual National Relay

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Transfer (NYSE: ET) announced today it has signed on as a national sponsor of this year’s Carry The Load 10th Annual National Relay that honors the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families.

“Supporting our veterans, first responders and their families is incredibly important to Energy Transfer and our employees,” said Mackie McCrea, co-CEO, Energy Transfer. Check out the full story HERE.

This nonprofit helps veterans Carry The Load

Founded by a pair of veteran U.S. Navy SEALs, Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, Carry The Load started with a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day after an experience Bruce had back on Memorial Day of 2010.

“It came on the heels of losing some good friends of ours,” explained Holley of the nonprofit’s founding a decade ago. Read more, HERE.

5 D-FW veterans organizations making a difference

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), more than 450,000 veterans live in the North Texas region, out of more than 1.5 million across the state of Texas. Too often, government resources fall short of what many of these men and women need to live fulfilling lives after serving their country. Therefore, it’s up to local and national organizations to provide a safety net for thousands of veterans in the areas of health care, education, hunger, homelessness, employment and mental health. Read more, HERE.

Frisco’s Annual Community Parade to be Held November 13; Honors Veterans, Showcases School Spirit

The word on the street is ‘Everyone loves a parade’ – especially when it celebrates community and school spirit while honoring Veterans.

The annual Frisco Community Parade will march through downtown this Saturday, November 13.  Beginning at 10 a.m., parade participants will leave Toyota Stadium, marching east on Main Street before finishing at North County Road. Read more, HERE.

Vistra Donates $50,000 to Support and Honor America’s Veterans

IRVING, Texas– In appreciation of the men and women (and canines) who serve our country, Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced a $50,000 donation to organizations working to support active and veteran military members. The donations will help care for wounded veterans, transition military members to civilian life, and support military families and organizations committed to honoring our nation’s heroes every day. Read more, HERE.

Learning the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

In preparation for Veterans Day on November 11, Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Cody Bandars shares on KLTY’s “DFW Perspective with Starlene” the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, why it’s important and how to thank a veteran, and how people can get involved with Carry The Load this Veterans Day.