May 15, 2022

‘Carry the Load’ treks through Ky. in nationwide Memorial Day relay

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Memorial Day Weekend is still a few weeks away, but already volunteers are well underway on a long journey to raise awareness about the true meaning of the holiday.

The group is called Carry The Load and for the past decade they’ve organized a nationwide relay to honor and remember military and first responders, which has continued to grow. On Sunday, their trek crossed through Lexington and Richmond.

“One of the mottos of ‘Carry the Load’ is that you die two deaths. The first one when your breath leaves your body…,” Smitty Searls told FOX 56. “..and once whenever someone quits saying their name, and so I want to keep saying their name,” Bryan Kuh added.

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