The wonderful state of Texas has a new license plate you can buy...and it is CAMMO!! You can also personalize it, as we already have! Check it out at www.myplates.com. The best part is that partial proceeds go to "Carry the Load" which is an organization that honors and benefits veterans, active military and all first responders.
According to an artical at WFAA.com, a former Navy SEAL named Clint Bruce co-founded the organization with fellow former SEAL Stephen Holly in 2011 because he was so angry that people had forgotten what Memorial Day is supposed to be honoring. Last year, Carry the Load launched a walking relay from West Point to Dallas, and invited anyone along the way to join and he ended up with about 500 walkers. This year, the murder of Bruce's close friend, Chris Kyle, focused national attention on SEALs and sacrifice. This year, we felt the deaths of 12 volunteer firefighters in West.
Clint Bruce said, "They did what they did because they thought America was worth it. We're just challenging America to prove it." And America seems to be looking for a way to show gratitude. Suddenly, thousands are stepping up to Carry the Load. "To go from 500 in 2011, to north of 20,000 this year is pretty spectacular. It's an encouraging thing about America."
Clint Bruce is just glad more Americans are pausing to consider the price of a peaceful day, and are willing to carry just a little of the load that was carried for them. For information on how you can help, go to www.carrytheload.org.