Click here to sign yourself or your team to participate in this year’s Carry the Load. This year the East Coast Team and the West Coast Team are marching across America to meet in Dallas on Memorial Day. The East Coast Team will stop in Shreveport on May 22nd to Carry the Load across the city line. We’ll meet for an opening ceremony at the Veteran’s Hospital at 3:30 and march to the Navy Seal Memorial in downtown Shreveport, then back again stopping to plant flags at the Eagle Monument on the Clyde Fant Parkway. Sign up you or your team and receive a commemorative Carry the Load t-shirt.

Carry the Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, first responders and their families.

What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry the Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

To see Carry The Load across the nation, Click here.

  • West Memphis – Monday, May 20
  • Hot Springs – Tuesday, May 21
  • Shreveport – Wednesday, May 22
  • Texarkana – Thursday, May 23

Rick Rowe was at the Carry The Load event Wednesday and saw an amazing turnout. This morning, he recaps what he saw and experienced live at the Eagle statue on Clyde Fant Parkway.

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An 11,500-mile national march and American flag relay leading up to Memorial Day arrives in the ArkLaTex on Wednesday. There's still time to sign up and be part of Carry the Load.

SHREVEPORT, La. - Nice weather is expected for the Carry the Load event.  Here are the forecast details.

Freedom Fest Headlines

Hope you enjoyed your July 4th holiday and our Freedom Fest Finale. We had to make some adjustments this year for obvious reasons but the show must go on.

TEXARKANA, Ark. - All eyes were to the sky for a spectacular fireworks show at the KTBS Freedom Fest Finale in Texarkana. The massive fireworks display was just one of eight fireworks shows broadcast on KTBS 3 News and KPXJ CW 21.

SHREVEPORT, La. - A weather pattern change threatens to bring Mother Nature's fireworks to the ArkLaTex on July 4th.  Here are the Freedom Fest Finale forecasts.

SHREVEPORT, La. - As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our country, we're also looking at some of the ways that make it great, like it's people.

SHREVEPORT, La. - More typical hot weather is expected for the long holiday weekend in the ArkLaTex and for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale, featuring a live fireworks show in eight locations. Look for a daily chance of isolated showers with heat index values above 100 degrees.

SHREVEPORT, La. - The fireworks show Saturday night for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale will have a captive audience as we celebrate our nation’s independence, but so could our weather as scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast during that time.

BLANCHARD, La. - Freedom Fest Fireworks will be on display across the ArkLaTex this upcoming 4th of July. As we celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks in Blanchard, it looks like the skies may be giving up some scattered showers or storms as a coastal low moves our way from the east. 

SHREVEPORT, La. - Last week's soggy weather pattern shifts to a hotter and drier regime this week until the July 4th holiday.  Here is the forecast.

SHREVEPORT, La. - South Shreveport skies will be all lit up as fireworks burst in air as we celebrate our nation’s freedom. But that may not be all we’ll see in our South Shreveport skies. Some spotty areas of rain may follow.

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