JOIN LA COUNTY MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CARRY THE LOAD TO HONOR THE SACRIFICE OF OUR NATION’S HEROES
LA County Military & Veterans Affairs Partners with Carry The Load to Connect Civilians with the Meaning of Memorial Day
LOS ANGELES, CA – On Tuesday, May 10th, the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) will participate in Carry The Load’s Memorial Day awareness campaign, which covers 40 states, leading up to Memorial Day. MVA is teaming up with Carry The Load, a non-profit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by the U.S. military, Veterans, first responders and their families.
Participants will march or ride bicycles in an 11,500-mile national relay along three routes—East Coast, West Coast and Midwest—handing off an American flag every few miles. Each participant walks or rides to “carry the load” for a deceased military service member or Veteran, remembering them and honoring their sacrifice.
“Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who sacrificed all while serving their country. We are grateful to partner with Carry The Load for memorializing our military and first responders in this special event throughout Los Angeles County,” said Stephanie Stone, USN (ret), Acting MVA Director.
The final Los Angeles leg will start at the Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, at 3:30 PM, and continue for 3.5 miles to Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, where a brief rally will be held. Participants may join the relay at any point in the route, walking 1 or 2 blocks before reaching the Hall, or meet at an earlier exchange point.
WHAT: Carry The Load West Coast Relay Team to Walk for veterans and first responders. Rally at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall to follow.
- Stephanie Stone, United States Navy (ret), LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Acting Director.
- Daryl Osby, LA County Fire Chief.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM
WHERE: Starts at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and finishes at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015.
The LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) provides assistance to LA County veterans, active service members and their families with resources, programs, services and state and federal benefits, including: compensation and pension claims, burial benefits and services, medical and mental health referral, education and vocational rehabilitation, home loans and grants applications, employment and job placement assistance, DMV veteran designation, legal service referrals, appeal processes, incarcerated veterans and aid and attendance.