Memorial Day is just a few days away and in honor of Carry The Load, DFW GMC Dealers want people to salute a veteran or active duty military hero or first responders (fire, police, medical) by going to the DFW GMC Facebook page and entering a “salute.” If you have a story and photo to share about the person you are saluting, DFW GMC Dealers will donate an additional $5 if you post it on their Facebook wall. DFW GMC Dealers – a 2013 sponsor of Carry The Load– will donate $5 for every salute and story up to $10,000 from today through May 25, 2013.
To donate, register or for more information on Carry The Load, go HERE.
More information on the National Relay is available at http://carrytheload.org/.
To leave a salute, go HERE and click the “Salute!” tab. The salutes will be posted on a special Honor Roll Call. Check back each day to see the salutes.
What is Carry The Load?
The non-profit organization was founded in 2011 by two former U.S. Navy SEALs – Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley – to help people celebrate a meaningful Memorial Day. Carry The Loadholds a 20-hour Memorial March over two days to honor veterans, active duty service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families, and to raise funds to support designated beneficiaries.
The Dallas Memorial March will be held Sunday and Monday, May 26-27, at Reverchon Park and Katy Trail. Money is raised by event participants and sponsors with a goal of $1 million. Recipients for 2013 are Assist The Officer, Heroes On The Water, Friends of Dallas Fire-Rescue, Tip Of The Spear Foundation and Sons of the Flag Burn Foundation.
The 2000-mile, 27-day Carry The Load National Relay left West Point, NY, on April 30 and will finish in Dallas Memorial Day weekend. The journey honors America’s fallen heroes and their families. Follow the relay on Facebook at https://www.facebook.cosaluteonm/CarryTheLoad.