Carry The Load was started out of anger, “physical pain equals emotional purge” said Stephen Holley, Co-Founder.  Each year thousands of American families have the opportunity to participate by giving their time to walk along the National Relay, come out to one of our events and to share stories.  This time together provides healing of the mind, body and soul for those who participate.  Carry The Load strives to unite Americans around a common cause, to honor and respect the sacrifices that have been made for all of us to live free.

 “The Military is a family that I never really understood before.  Not until Stuart was killed did I realize the power of that family.”- Beverly Wolfer, Gold Star Sister

“I am an Army veteran with two deployments and have been with Dallas Fire-Rescue for 7 years. Unfortunately, losing close friends has been a way of life for many years. This is a burden that I carried alone before I discovered Carry The Load. Carry The Load has given me the opportunity to share the memories of those that have been lost, and a meaningful way to honor their legacy.” - Kyle Lund, Army Veteran and Dallas Fire-Rescue