Carry The Flame Across America will begin May 6, 2017 leaving from Oklahoma to
arrive in Toadsuck, AR for an event at the Harley-Davidson. This year’s ride
will then take us South out of Arkansas to I-10, East to Florida and then North
to Smithfield, NC for an event at the Mudcats’ game on May 13th.
This is not a structured ride as in years past, so motels will be chosen as we
Please notify a board member if you would like to join us for all or part of the
2017 Carry The Flame Across America. We’d LOVE to have you!
Carry The Flame, Inc. exists as an
organization of both veterans and non-veterans, whose continuing mission is one
of support to our veterans and their dependents, including but not limited to
moral, physical, mental and financial support with no political agenda attached.
Carry the Flame began in 2002
when King Cavalier II took the first ceremonial torch, borrowed from the
Special Olympics to the Rolling Thunder Candlelight Vigil on Memorial
weekend in Washington, DC. The Flame was lit and carried by representatives
of the American Gold Star Mothers, American Gold Star Wives, and the Blue
Star Mothers of America and continues to this day.
known as Carry the Flame Across America, in 2009 the tour was joined by
Marine SSGT Tim Chambers who honored the fallen from Iraq, Afghanistan and
the War on Terror at salute alongside the Carry the Flame Across America
Torch Detail and representatives of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Tulsa
Chapter at 15 stops including the final ceremony at the World War II
Carry The Flame, Inc. is a Colorado-based non-profit
corporation dedicated to honor and support military families across America.
Why is financial and educational support for military families and the
children of American Armed Forces personnel needed?
- Over 1,000,000 kids have now been affected by the
deployment, disability or loss of one or both parents serving on our orders
in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.
- When someone puts on an American military uniform,
the entire family becomes involved. We recognize that military service
involves the entire extended family of the person wearing the uniform.
Children in military families are uniquely affected by the frequent
deployments, periodic relocations, other aspects of military service,
critical injury of a family member, the accelerating divorce rate, or
especially by the death of a family member. Everyone understands that when a
member of the U. S. military dies, the entire military family grieves and
that juvenile family members grieve in unique ways that should receive
special attention. Timely assistance may make all the difference in the
- As it is, children are already grappling with
emotional pain and hardships at very early ages. Thousands of children
today face complex life issues that often stem from fractured, dysfunctional
family structures and a fast-moving, technological society. Unresolved
problems or disorders can impede a child's development or trigger emotional
states that cause trauma for the child, the parents, and the family. The
effects may be long lasting.
You can support Carry the Flame, Inc.
projects by making a tax-deductible
methods for donations are:
- Simply click on the PayPal Donate button:
your personal check to the following
Carry the Flame
Judy Meyer -Treasurer
P.O. Box 52335
Tulsa, OK 74152
- Carry the Flame
PO Box 52335
Tulsa, OK 74152