Carry The Load National Relay Press Release: 05/15/13
***MEDIA ADVISORY***NATIONAL RELAYCARRY THE LOADWALKS THROUGH TENNESSEE AND MUSIC CITY• City of La Verne, TN Plans Special CARRY THE LOAD Community Event—Friday, May 17, 2013 •• CARRY THE LOAD Travels Through Nashville—Saturday, May 18, 2013 •• Music City Group Organized To Walk In Honor of SSG Jason Brown (KIA) •IN BRIEF:THE 2013 CARRY THE LOAD NATIONAL RELAY EVENT:Celebrating its second annual cross-country event…• The 27-day, 24/7 national relay launched from West Point, NY on Tuesday, April 30, 2013• CTL travels through 12 different states and 15 major markets[New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Delaware/Maryland/Virginia/No. Carolina/So. CarolinaGeorgia/Tennessee/Arkansas/Texas] and including NASHVILLE, TENNESSSE• CTL concludes in Dallas, TX, on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013• The 2013 CTL Benefactors are: T.A.P.S. • Snowball Express • Team Red, White & Blue• CTL walks in honor of ALL fallen heroes• Walkers Welcome! Join us for 2 hours, 2 days or the entire 2000-mile journey!• Donations can be made by visiting www.CarryTheLoad.orgThe City of Nashville will welcome the national relay, CARRY THE LOAD (CTL), an initiative (organized by thecharity organization by the same name--Carry The Load) to unite Americans in a walk to honor those who have fallenin service to our country—veterans, service men and women, first responders, citizens and volunteers—to “carrythe load” for those who have and those who can no longer.Since departing West Point, NY, CARRY THE LOAD has been embraced by a supportive public raising nearly$335,000 to date and welcoming more than 800 road warriors along the way. The third NYC leg dispatched from theHorse Soldiers Memorial (located at Ground Zero) with Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, along with members ofthe NYC Fire Department and 9/11 family members, leading the way with mutually shared excitement to “regain” themeaning of Memorial Day.EARLY MUSIC CITY PARTICIPATION:Friday, May 17, 2013: The City of La Vergne, TN welcomes CTL on Leg 231 in an extended overnight stop. CTL willtravel along Murfreesboro Road through to La Vergne between 8-10 a.m. Citizens are encouraged to welcome the walkersby showing their patriotism – wearing red, white and blue and carrying U.S. flags. Parking will be available at businesseslocated along Murfreesboro Road and City Hall. Additionally, residents can walk with the CARRY THE LOAD team bymeeting on Lillian Buchanan Drive next to the U.S. Post Office anytime after 5:30 p.m. From there, city officials, firefighters, police, representatives of Rolling Thunder, and others will converge with the walkers passing through atapproximately 6:00 p.m.[MORE]
Saturday, May 18, 2013: CTL will march through the City of Nashville accompaniedby an organized group who will walk in honor and remembrance of SSG Jason Brown,who was killed in action. All baring a SSG Jason Brown commemorative patch, theSJB group will walk a 14-hours trek. Proceeds collected will be donated directly to TheGreen Beret Foundation in Brown’s name.
# # #To register as a Load Carrier /or/ demonstrate your support by sponsoring a portion of the Relay /or/ to donate directly tothe campaign, please visit www.CarryTheLoad.org. All contributions will benefit the CTL National Relay event andnational charity beneficiary organizations--Heroes On The Water, Snowball Express, Sons Of The Flag BurnFoundation, T.A.P.S., Team Red, White & Blue and Tip Of The Spear.MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT:Music City News Media & MarketingKat Atwood • KATwood@musiccitynews.comIsadora Blanche • firstname.lastname@example.org