Carry The Load is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans. Its spotlight event
Carry The Load is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor the service and sacrifice of the nation’s veterans.
Its spotlight event is a series of relays covering 20,000 miles in 48 states over the 32 days leading up to Memorial Day. Participants can either walk or cycle as part of the relay team or participate in a rally when the relay comes through their area.
“The concept is that those of us who serve in uniform and have deployed are all carrying some of our friends that we left in those foreign lands,” says Mark Elliott, Managing Director, Global Head of Military and Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase. “Many will carry that burden — ‘Why me? Why wasn’t I the one?’ — the rest of their lives.”
JPMorgan Chase is a presenting sponsor of Carry The Load national organization’s Memorial May relay, and hosts individual rallies in 14 cities: Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, Washington D.C. and Wilmington.
(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm