Carry the Load began it’s “Memorial May” national relay on its West Coast route in Seattle, Washington, today. In addition to kicking off their 11,000-mile national relay, the group and its supporters are remembering a special Veteran.
Megan McClung attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 1995. December 6, 2006, McClung was serving with the I Marine Expeditionary Force as the Marine Corps head of public affairs for Al Anbar Province, in charge of embedded journalists. Her headstone is engraved with her mantra, fitting perhaps for someone whose life was short but lived so well: “Be bold, be brief, be gone.” McClung was the first female Marine officer to be killed in the Iraq war, as well as the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action since the school was founded in 1845.
Social Media from the National Relay
Another year with @CarryTheLoad! This morning we’re talking about the west coast launch of the national relay happening today and sharing stories of those who will be carried to #Dallas. pic.twitter.com/4HJzVrQwjy
— Tony Black (@TonyBlackTV) April 25, 2019
Stay tuned as Carry the Load and NCA share more images from today’s events and national relay in Seattle.
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