Carry The Load: Memorial Day rememberance group walks 2000 miles

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 –  Thousands of people walk from West Point,  New York to Dallas, Texas.  The baton they carry is the American Flag.

They walk in the sunshine, beneath the moon.  Through rain, heat, and cold.  They walk to remember.  They walk across the country carrying the memory of those they have lost and the U.S. flag for others to see.


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“The point of it is to walk and think about who you’re carrying, and when we get the opportunity to ask you and hear the story of who you’re carrying that’s the really special stuff,” said Bruce, the co-founder of Carry the Load.

The 2013 Carry The Load national relay began on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 with participants walking a 2,000-mile course, over a 27-day cross-country trek that traveled through 12 states. Participants walk one, or more, of 348 legs, that concluded today, Memorial Day, in Dallas, TX.

Carry The Load (CTL) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization honoring the sacrifices made by members of the military, first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families; especially those who have died or were wounded while carrying the load for their fellow Americans


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