On May 14, Carry The Load’s 20,000-mile trek across the country will stop in Toledo for a rally before continuing through northwest Ohio.

OHIO, USA — A cross-country trail honoring veterans and first responders will make a stop in northwest Ohio in May.

Carry the load aims to connect Americans to the sacrifices our military, veterans, first responders and their families make every day. The nonprofit began in 2011 as a grassroots effort by two Navy SEAL veterans to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day, and has now grown into a nationwide movement to help “move the load.” The event has expanded beyond May, with volunteers working throughout the year to honor and commemorate the heroes.

Carry The Load’s 20,000-mile cross-country trek arrives in Toledo on May 14. The rally will be held at the UAW Local 12 Union Hall at 2300 Ashland Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. After the rally, the walk will continue through Maumee, Perrysburg and Bowling Green.

The public is encouraged to check out the various locations to join in or simply welcome the arrival of Carry The Load. Visit carrytheload.org for more information.


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