Carry the Load walks through Texarkana


Carry The Load came through Texarkana today. Carry The Load is a memorial walk designed to bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day.

The relay came down Miller County Road 54 to Arkansas Highway 108 with stops at Texarkana Regional Airport, TAC Energy and OT’s Landing.

Carry The Load sponsors included Truman Arnold Companies which held a cookout for participant at the airport and TAC Energy.

The Carry The Load Memorial May National Relay is 2,000 miles with 348 legs from West Point, NY to Dallas, TX. Participants compete in teams in this epic show of support for the American heroes that lace up their boots and go to work for us every day.

The Carry The Load National Relay provides an opportunity to walk for 27 days to remember, honor, and celebrate our nation’s heroes. You can join in the National Relay at any point along the route and walk for as long as you would like. There is no fee to participate in Carry The Load.

Join Carry The Load’s vision to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.

About Carry The Load.

A few years ago, former Navy SEAL and war veteran Clint Bruce sat at a barbecue on Memorial Day. As he thought about his friends he lost in combat, he couldn’t help but notice that the people around him had a very different view of what Memorial Day meant. To some it was a party. To others, a day off of work. Not knowing what else to do, Clint came up with a way to honor his fallen brethren, and share in the pain that they went through to give us our freedom. He decided to do what he did most when he was protecting our country along side the buddies he lost. Clint strapped on his pack and began walking, all the while thinking about the guys that sacrificed for him, and for you. As he walked, he encountered another veteran, an older gentleman who knew exactly why, and exactly what Bruce was doing without either of them speaking a word. With understanding and wisdom the man simply said, “Son, who are you carrying?” And with those five words, Carry The Load was born. Since then, it has been Clint Bruce’s and fellow Navy SEAL veteran Stephen Holley’s tireless mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day, and connect Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.Get involved and show your support through participation, donating to the cause, or volunteering at a Carry The Load event. We realize that you may never walk a mile in one of our nation’s heroes’ shoes, but you do have the opportunity to walk along side them to honor what they’ve done.

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