May 8, 2019

‘Carry the Load’ walking across country to honor veterans, military members and first responders

By: Marielena Balouris

Posted: May 08, 2019 06:54 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — All across the country, people are embarking on an 11,500 mile trek for “Carry the Load.”

It’s all to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans and first responders.

“Carry the Load” started in 2011 by two Navy SEALs who felt like the true meaning of Memorial Day was overshadowed by cookouts, sales and celebrations. They started an event in Dallas that has spread to 40 states, reminding people of the day’s true meaning.”

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