A non-profit organization that aims to help people celebrate Memorial Day is making a stop in La Vergne this year.
Everyone is invited to join ‘Carry the Load’ for a “community” fellowship and a show of support for our veterans, service members and first responders. The rally in La Vergne on May 17th will begin approximately at 5:00 p.m. at La Vergne City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne, TN 37086.
Everyone is invited to walk. Participants will meet at the La Vergne Post Office at 4:15 p.m. To register a team go to the Carry the Load website: www.carrytheload.org.
“This is the 8th year since 2012 that “Carry the Load” has visited La Vergne and stopped by for a brief visit with us,” says La Vergne Chief Mike Walker. “’Carry the Load’ reminds all of us that Memorial Day is not just a holiday to begin our summer but is rather a time to pause and remember all those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us and the freedoms we still enjoy. Let’s make this the largest crowd they have seen here as they “walk” participants we have had previously.”
‘Carry the Load’ makes stops in cities along a 2,000 mile cross-country route and has a mission to unite Americans in a walk to honor those who have fallen – veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue, citizens and volunteers – to “carry the load” for those who have and those who can no longer. There will be food and drinks provided at the rally this year.