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“I couldn’t express my feelings with words, so I put on my boots, loaded my pack and I started walking.”
– Clint Bruce, Co-Founder and Former Navy SEAL
In a previous article on ITS, we asked for your help in support of Carry The Load 2014. This will be our third year walking the event with a team, who’s goal is to not lose sight of the true meaning behind Memorial Day. It’s important to focus and celebrate the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. My friend and co-founder of Carry The Load, Clint Bruce, started the Team 1|1|1 movement within CTL for a team just for those that either can’t make it out to the events listed below, or want to go above and beyond in addition to walking at an event.
Here’s the Carry The Load events across the country listed below, there’s even a National Relay that is currently en route from West Point, NY to Dallas, TX. You can register for free and participate in any one of them:
Even if you don’t live anywhere near an official Carry The Load event, you can still get involved in a very special way by joining Team 1|1|1 on Memorial Day. Do you have a friend or family member that you want to remember and honor? Whether they are a firefighter, police officer, first responder or a member of the military, simply take 1 day in May and spend 1 hour carrying the memory of that 1 hero.
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If you’re in the Dallas area, don’t forget to join our team! ITS is back for a third year and our goal is to cover as much mileage as possible in 20 hours and 14 minutes, but you’re welcome to walk or run as little or as much as you want. The event is free and everyone is invited, regardless of fitness level or ability. We’d love to have you out there walking with us, even if it’s just for an hour. Head to this link to join our Dallas team and click here to join our Tampa, Florida team! It’s not required that you have a weighted ruck or backpack yet everyone is encouraged to carry something physical to make the emotional connection.
If you can’t make it out and still want to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000.00 for the charities that Carry The Load is sponsoring, we’d sincerely appreciate you donating here. Please note that the page I’ve linked to is my personal Carry The Load donation page, as there’s no way to donate directly to our team. Rest assured that all of the money will go straight to Carry The Load and still counts towards the ITS Team donations. Another way to donate is to register for a free account on CarryTheLoad.com, join the ITS Tactical Join Task Force Team and donate yourself.
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Just wanted to let all the ITS readers, Crew Leaders, Plank Owners, and Life Members in AZ that we are hosting an official Carry The Load Rally for the Phoenix Metropolitan area at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. Feel free to sign up at carrytheload.org/phoenix.
I grew up by West Point , even had some maroon berets teach me rappling in the mountains in Cornwall when I was 14 .... Im stuck in Chicago ...wish I could be part of this ...guess ill have to be happy with donating...
For those of us that don't have anyone to remember, perhaps you could make a post suggesting a few great heroes and warriors to look up to, learn from, and remember?
I would sure appreciate it, and we could learn a lot.