LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Carry the Load National Relay is making its way through central Arkansas.
For 28 days, the relay travels 2,000 miles to honor families of our nation's heroes and bring meaning to Memorial Day. The relay raises awareness and funds for organizations that benefit families of fallen military, law enforcement and firefighters.
Emily Reeves is walking for her brother -- a Navy Seal shot down in Afghanistan.
"When I had the opportunity to help people remember the real meaning of Memorial Day, I took advantage of that," explained Reeves. "I said absolutely I want to be a part of this effort, and I want Arkansans to show their patriotic pride."
Others participating includes hundreds to thousands of central Arkansas, including military, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and local citizens.
Carry the Load through Little Rock on May 21. It began at Route 70 in North Little Rock around 4 p.m., and ends at midnight. Carry the Load started at West Point, New York on April 30 and will continue on their journey to Dallas on May 26.
For more information on Carry the Load, visit http://carrytheload.org/splash/
'Carry the Load' honors servicemen, women on Memorial Day