If you want to make a difference and honor our fallen heroes on September 11th? Carry the Load offers you a chance to do just that.
Carry The Load is an organization that was founded by Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley – both US Navy SEALs. The men had a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day, and since it began, it has expanded to include more than they could have imagined. Today, Carry The Load works tirelessly to bring Americans together to honor our nation’s heroes every single day.
One of the events Carry The Load created is the opportunity to help clean up our cemeteries so we can honor our fallen with dignity. On September 11th, for a National Day of Service and Remembrance, Carry The Load is partnered with the National Cemetery Administration to host volunteer opportunities to beautify sacred grounds at National Cemeteries across the U.S. What a beautiful tribute, and what an easy way to get kids involved in the effort. The organization encourages individuals, families, as well as businesses, social clubs, and youth groups to get involved.
Don’t just talk about it – do something. You can be one of thousands of much needed volunteers to clean headstones at VA National Cemeteries across the country. The idea is to beautify these cemeteries and honor those who served our country.
If you plan on attending, you must first register which you can do HERE. The dress is casual – but not sloppy. They do ask that you dress respectfully. No open-toed shoes or tank tops. Be mindful of the weather as you will be working outside. And, while youth groups are encouraged to participate, kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.