VA Begins “Carry the Load” March Across 48 States

214,000 volunteers team up for the 4 week march between VA cemeteries.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began its nationwide “Carry the Load“ march on May 2, honoring fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. Two hundred fourteen thousand volunteers have signed up to walk in teams for four weeks, covering 20,000 miles across 48 states. Five separate routes will pass through several national memorial cemeteries before converging for a final rally in Dallas, Texas, on Memorial Day weekend.

“We honor our nation’s heroes interred in our national cemeteries every day, but most especially throughout Memorial May,” said VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matt Quinn. “Throughout this month, we welcome and encourage all Americans to join us in the marches honoring our nation’s Veterans, service members, and their family members.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Quinn to receive God’s guidance as he heads the Office of Memorial Affairs.
  • For Secretary Denis McDonough to be led by the Lord as he oversees the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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