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.
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.
Tiffany Liou interviews co-founder and CEO, Stephen Holley about how Carry The Load honors Veterans Day.
See the news segment HERE.
DALLAS — Numerous events are planned across North Texas on Thursday for Veterans Day, from parades and celebrations to discounts and deals.
Here’s a list of several of today’s Veterans Day celebrations across our area, for links to more information, see 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.
DALLAS (KDAF) — A Dallas area non-profit was people to know the true meaning of Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.
Carry the Load is a non-profit organization that teaches Americans about the sacrifices made by members of the military, veterans, first responders and their families. See more, HERE.