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, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.
Carry The Load was co-founded by Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley. It all started when Bruce, a former Navy SEAL and war veteran, was sitting at a barbecue on Memorial Day. As he thought about the friends he lost in combat, he couldn’t help but notice that the people around him had a very different view of what Memorial Day meant. See the full story in the video to the right.
What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all American’s together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.
There is no fee to participate, but participants are encouraged to register at CarryTheLoad.org (please select participation in the Tampa Rally during registration) and bring out as many people as possible to help honor and celebrate our nation’s fallen and injured heroes and their families. Donations are collected through that site.
Corporate Partner – We are looking for corporate partners to sponsor and/or provide material assistance. Provide a presence in the assembly area and if possible distribute your donated food, beverages, flags, etc.
Corporate Participation – Form corporate teams as part of your company Community Volunteer Good Works programs.