Carry the Load stops at Rockwall Veteran’s Memorial

Carry the Load stopped at the Rockwall County Courthouse at 4 a.m. Sunday, May 27. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

(Rockwall) May 27, 2012 – At 4 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012, Carry the Load’s relay team stopped at the new Rockwall Veteran’s Memorial at the new county courthouse on Yellowjacket Lane.

Community members, students, parents, and citizens showed up to support Carry the Load’s mission of highlighting the meaning of Memorial Day across America.

Congressman Ralph Hall presents a flag that flew over the Capitol. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

The 1700-mile relay from West Point to Dallas fosters awareness and restores reverence to the true meaning of Memorial Day, uniting community members in a collective effort to remember and celebrate our American heroes.

Veteran and former SEAL Clint Bruce founded Carry the Load in 2011 with a one-day walking event in Dallas. He wanted to give the community a way to share in honoring America’s military heroes and to carry the load of the men and women who gave America their last full measure of service.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Funds raised during the cross-country walk and through sponsorships are distributed to existing nonprofits already supporting military families: Heroes on the Water, Assist the Officer Foundation, Tip of the Spear, Friends of Dallas Firefighting, the Snowball Express, the Yellow Ribbon Fund, and the RWB Team.

Carry the Load begins the leg of the walk from Rockwall to Dallas. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Residents were encouraged to join the walk, sponsor a leg of the relay, and cheer on the relay team as they passed through Rockwall County.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

The link below contains an interactive map showing the relay team route from West Point to Dallas as they traveled through Rockwall County and on to Dallas for the Memorial Day event.







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