May 24, 2019

CARRY THE LOAD: Riders, walkers saluting veterans arrive in town

May 24th, 2019

By Greg Bischof

With Memorial Day almost here, a patriotic group consisting of six bicycle riders and walkers peddled into Texarkana on Thursday afternoon to not only memorialize military veterans but also first responders.

The group, known as Carry The Load, made its seventh visit to Texarkana since organizing in West Point, N.Y., in 2012, said Stacy James, one of the supporters.

This time each year, the group bicycles and walks 3,800 miles in 32 days from West Point to Dallas with the Sunday before Memorial Day being their journey completion date in Dallas.

“Besides having this East Coast group, we also have a West Coast group that starts in Seattle, Wash., and goes to Dallas, and this year we started a midwestern group that comes from Minneapolis to Dallas,” he said.

Continue reading