Group takes month-long trip to educate others about Memorial Day

Photo: WKRN

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A group called Carry the Load has started a month-long journey to educate the public on what Memorial Day is truly about.

They’re walking from Boston, Massachusetts to Dallas, Texas.

The walk started five years ago by a man who realized people at a Memorial Day barbecue didn’t understand what the day was about.

News 2 spoke with members of the group Friday as they made their way through  La Vergne.

“You got to remember what this holiday is for. It’s not for sales, it’s not for remembering those who have served, it’s for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. They gave their lives in order to better serve somebody,” explained Jessie Ross with the Army Reserve.

For more information on the walk, click here.

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