SHREVEPORT, La. - Men, women and children spent their Wednesday afternoon paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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.
This morning Rick looks back on Wednesday's Carry the Load event held in Shreveport.
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. - Lace up those walking shoes. It's time to Carry the Load. There's still time to get signed up for the nationwide event honoring those who've paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
This morning Rick talks about how the Carry the Load walk/run began and why we do it.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Nice weather is expected for the Carry the Load event. Here are the forecast details.
This morning, Rick Rowe tells us the story of Jonas Kelsall and the upcoming Carry the Load event.
Step by step, the Carry the Load mission is on the move and making a difference. It's all about honoring the sacrifices of our nation's heroes and making the remembrance of people's loved ones bigger than just a holiday.
ORIGINAL STORY AIRED JUNE 2017
Freedom Fest Headlines
SHREVEPORT, La. - Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport is the place to be as America turns a spry 243 this July 4. Countless people will be filling the riverfront to mark the special occasion with great food, awesome giveaways, unbelievable talent, and a show-stopping fireworks display.
SHREVEPORT, La. - 243 never looked so good. Join us today at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport as we celebrate the birth of our great nation.
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SHREVEPORT, La. - Save the date! Once again, you're invited to a huge birthday bash marking our nation's independence. It's Thursday, July 4, at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The 35th Annual Firecracker 5K is in the books. A couple of thousand people kicked off the 4th of July on a healthy note by running a beautiful route on Fairfield and Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport's historic South Highland neighborhood. They started at Mall St. Vincent.
As we celebrate Independence Day, people from other countries around the world get ready to become new American citizens. Rick Rowe tells the story of immigrants becoming Americans then and now.
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Danielle Scott's volleyball career has taken her all over the globe, but it all started in Louisiana. She expressed that gratitude at the state's Sports Hall of Fame.
The number of people who became U.S. citizens reached a five-year high last year, with more than 750,000 people naturalized.
This morning Rick gives us a preview of country music singer David Lee Murphy.