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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, “Carry The Load” offer volunteer opportunities on National Day of Service & Remembrance

Officials with the Fort Bliss National Cemetery and “Carry The Load,” are inviting all community members to spend this year’s ‘National Day of Service’ beautifying the grounds and cleaning headstones belonging to our nation’s heroes.

“Volunteers unite in service to our country by helping beautify the grounds of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery and clean headstones,” cemetery officials shared via a news release.

What started in 2011 as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has now grown to honoring our nation’s heroes 365 days a year.

“Carry the Load” is a partner of the VA’s National Cemetery Administration.

Founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our nation’s military, veterans, first responders, and their families.

According to their website, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that provides an “active way to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, veterans, first responders and their families.”

All community members are invited to volunteer. Interested persons may sign up in the “upcoming events” section on the website.

The Fort Bliss National Cemetery is located on 83 acres adjacent to Fort Bliss.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, promptly at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Fort Bliss National Cemetery  |  5200 Fred Wilson Avenue

Ft. Bliss National Cemetery hosts “Tribute to the Fallen and their Families” Plaque Dedication Ceremony

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), and ‘Carry The Load’ relay teams will hold a Plaque Dedication Ceremony to honor the fallen and their families at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

Carry The Load teams have run across the country to provide active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made by military service members and their families.

Upon arrival at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, NCA will dedicate the “Tribute to the Fallen and their Families” plaque.

The relay teams started marching April 25, and will finish May 26, 2019.  Via three routes, the teams have covered more than 11,500 miles, traveled through 40 states and visited 26 VA national cemeteries.

Following the 30-minute dedication ceremony, Carry The Load participants will continue their journey to the next destination.

All three routes will converge on Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, May 26.

WHEN: May 15, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Bliss National Cemetery Public Information Center Building

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