Annual ‘Carry The Load’ Event Honors Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted on Donna Kee

Over 30,000 Carry the Load volunteers walked day and night over Memorial Day weekend in honor of our nation’s heroes.

“It’s just amazing how everyone comes together to honor our fallen, one celebration, it’s not about barbecues, it’s about remembering who gave their lives for us,” said Tammie Valeski with Patriot PAWS.

Men, women and children carried posters with the names of the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“You can feel the spirit, there is a spirit here that’s driving this and that makes it so special,” said Hershel “Woody” Williams, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.

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