Carry the Load with Merritt Hawkins on Memorial Day Weekend
February 06, 2018
Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare will proudly be participating in “Carry the Load” this Memorial Day Weekend once again. Carry The Load is an excellent opportunity for Americans to remember and honor the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters, and rescue personnel.
Here are two stories from Merritt Hawkins team members regarding the program.
“The Carry the Load program is awesome because it is ran by two former navy seals who aren’t looking to personally profit from the program. They do an excellent job of not only honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for others but also celebrating their lives. These people were not just soldiers or just firefighters they were real human beings with families.” – Tom Hudgins 25 year army veteran and senior marketer at Merritt Hawkins.
“The annual 2-day event in Dallas this weekend is family oriented and very much an “Americana” experience. There will be tailgating, music, ice cream, flag ceremonies, food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, and inspirational speeches. And for those able to attend, If you march with us along Katy Trail, it will be a moving experience…there are banners with stories of fallen heroes. It is always heartfelt & sobering to walk in silence with the memories of family members and friends that have made the ultimate sacrifice. It also been a great opportunity to talk to the youngest generation of kids about being an American.
It’s a rare individual that takes the oath to serve this country, putting themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms & ideals of our country. We in the civilian world sleep peacefully in our beds at night, but we can never really understand all the sacrifices they make, nor their selfless dedication to duty, ideals greater than self. My father served in the U.S. Army and I have a tremendous respect for these heroes. Carry the Load is a small way for me to honor the sacrifices made by our Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and First Responders.” – Terry Dickerson, son of veteran and senior search consultant at Merritt Hawkins.
The Dallas Memorial March is a 20-hour Memorial Day event honoring service members and their families for the sacrifices they make. You can join in the Memorial March at any time during the 20 hours and walk even for just a few minutes. You do not have to carry a weighted pack.
The event will take place May 28 – 29, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday May 29 and concluding at 12:16 p.m. Monday May 30. It will take place at Reverchon Park and on the Katy Trail in Dallas. Address: 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75219.
We invite you to join our team this Memorial Day Weekend or donate to this great cause.
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