The Fort Hood MWR sponsored a Carry the Load relay team rally at Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, on May 26.

According to the organization’s website, every year the Carry the Load community joins together to raise money in support of veteran and first responder programs in honor of Memorial May — building homes for heroes, providing adaptive training for the injured, underwriting mental health programs, and more. Last year, supporters and sponsors raised more than $2 million.

The West Coast Carry the Load participants have been walking or riding bikes all the way from Seattle this month in preparation for Memorial Day. They made it to Fort Hood on May 26 where they held a rally with the help of the First Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment.

Carry the Load is a nonprofit organization that not only recognizes veterans, but also firefighters, police and other first responders.

The Carry the Load participants continued from Fort Hood to Dallas to meet up with the East Coast group for a 20-hour and 17-minute walk, to represent the year 2017, to remember and honor all the fallen on Memorial Day.

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