The Armed Services YMCA is excited to announce that we are an official 2019 Carry The Load non-profit partner! The Carry the Load mission is to provide an active way to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families. Carry the Load seeks to raise awareness of those who sacrifice for us daily by providing Americans an active way to remember, honor and celebrate them, to raise funds to be distributed to non-profit partners who provide direct services to our nation’s heroes and their families and to educate our youth on the history of our American flag and the sacrifices made to honor it.
Founded in 2011 by two Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs, Carry The Load began as a 20 hour and 11-minute Memorial March in Dallas. In 2012, it expanded to include an East Coast route, handing off the American flag every five miles from West Point, NY to Dallas throughout the month of May. In 2016, Carry The Load added a West Coast route from Seattle to Dallas. In 2019, a Midwest route will be added from Minneapolis to Dallas.
Together, we can honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, first responders and their families. Stay tuned for up to date information on the Carry the Load partnership! Click here to learn more.
About Armed Services YMCA:
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.