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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 11, 2001, was our generation’s Pearl Harbor, Culpeper National Cemetery Director Jason Hogan says.
“There is no other single day in our lifetime when Americans from every corner of our nation could put every difference aside and embrace one another,” Hogan said Friday morning to volunteers assembling there. “We dropped to our knees, we wept together.” See more HERE.
SAN ANTONIO — Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist assaults on the World Trade Center. The nation will honor the milestone with ceremonies to recollect the 2,977 lives lost. Around the nation, volunteers with “Carry the Load” are remembering 9/11 by cleansing and beautifying military cemeteries.