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