Join your TAPS family during this very moving and inspiring memorial month as we honor our heroes nationwide during Carry the Load.
COVID Protocol Statement
In an effort to comply with local COVID-19 guidelines, please insure you register and indicate where you will be physically participating so Carry the Load can manage participation numbers throughout the Memorial May events, and adhere to all CDC guidelines and protocols.
How Can You Participate?
Whether along the relay routes, the Dallas Memorial March, or virtually from the comfort of wherever you are, there are lots of ways to participate this year and honor your loved ones with every step. Be sure to wear your TAPS gear/attire for whatever activity you choose. We welcome you to wear your TAPS photo buttons, as well, as you honor your heroes during these events.
Where Can You Participate?
The TAPS Family will be participating along the 4 National Relay Routes and Rally Cities (virtually and in-person).
The culmination of the four relay routes will happen on Sunday, May 30 in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Memorial March. Our TAPS Dallas Care Group will take part in this special conclusion of this “Memorial May” event honoring all of our fallen heroes.
4 National Relay Routes
Begins Thursday, April 29 in Seattle, Washington
228 Locations from Thursday, April 29 to Sunday, May 30
Begins Tuesday, May 18 in Minot, North Dakota
65 Locations from Tuesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 30
Begins Friday, May 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
183 Locations from Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 30
Begins Monday, May 3 in West Point, New York
232 Locations from Monday, May 3 – Sunday, May 30
How to Register
*Please note although there is a fundraising component, fundraising is NOT required to participate. However, we do ask that you register on the website to join the team so we know you are participating with us.
Share Your Experience With Us
As you honor your fallen heroes and carry them with you, we invite you to share pictures of your memorial activity or walk and any thoughts that this inspiring event may bring out. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to your social media channels and tag us @tapsorg.
What is Carry the Load?
For many years TAPS and survivors across the country have participated in Carry the Load, a national relay bringing Americans together in honor our nation’s heroes. What originally started as a Memorial Day event has grown into “Memorial May” — a month-long series of activities that kicks off at the end of April and concludes on Memorial Day.
TAPS is proud to once again be an official non-profit partner with Carry the Load in this moving memorial event. We have been an honored partner since their first inaugural event, and look forward to observing their 10th anniversary with them this May.
For more information OR if you would like to be a TAPS Team Lead in one of the Rally Cities along the 4 National Routes, please contact email@example.com.