May 7, 2013
Carry the Load is a cross country relay run that is meant to remind people what Memorial Day is all about and to honor our country's veterans.
The run started in West Point, New York on May 1, and ends Dallas, Texas later this month.
The Charlottesville Fire Department and several other local groups and individuals came out to take over there segment, or 'ruck', as the organizers call it.
Clint Bruce, founder of Carry the Load and former Navy SEAL says, its all about showing support, even if just for a little while.
"It's not intended to be a pity party, its mostly just intended to be a 'Hey, remember these guys'" says Bruce.
"Take a couple of minutes on memorial day and remember the men and women who are doing a lot for us and then move on because that is what they would want you to do."