Carry The Load Observes Patriot Day by Hosting Nationwide Events

Events honor and remember those who died on September 11, 2001

DALLAS--()--Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families, is hosting events for people across the nation to respectfully observe Patriot Day, a holiday observed on September 11 to commemorate the lives of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia and those who perished when the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.

“After serving on active duty post-9/11, many of us returned home having lost good men and women whom we served alongside,” says Stephen Holley, co-founder, president and CEO of Carry The Load and veteran U.S. Navy SEAL. “This Patriot Day, I want to challenge Americans to do an act of service in their community, teach the next generation about how 9/11 unified our nation and honor the memory of those left behind.”

Carry The Load Patriot Day Activities

  • National Day of Service and Remembrance, Friday, September 9 – in collaboration with the VA National Cemetery Administration, honor those who died on September 11, 2001, by volunteering to clean headstones and beautify sacred grounds at one of 63 participating National Cemetery locations across the U.S.
  • Heroes Challenge, Patriot Day weekend – register as an individual, form a team or organize a youth group to test your strength while raising funds to support our nation’s heroes. Join an existing event or download the workout to participate virtually.

By participating in a Heroes Challenge workout, volunteering at a VA National Cemetery or donating in honor of a hero, people can show support for not only those who died on 9/11, but those who continue to serve and sacrifice daily for our freedom. All activities are family-friendly, and registration is required at


Carry The Load is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2011 by veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley. Carry The Load's mission is to provide active ways to honor and remember the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families. For more, visit or Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and tune into our podcast Lessons From The Front.

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Carry The Load hosts Patriot Day volunteer opportunities nationwide to commemorate the lives of those who died on September 11, 2001.