A cross-country walk is reminding Americans about the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Carry The Load is an annual walk from West Point, New York to Dallas that honors fallen heroes and connects Americans to the sacrifices of military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.

Joshua Davis, Chairman of the National Memorial Day Relay, explained on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that Carry The Load takes place over a 27-day period, rain or shine.

Davis revealed that former Navy SEAL Clint Bruce was inspired to start the organization in 2011 when he was at a Memorial Day barbecue and decided that Memorial Day was about more than a party or a day off work.

"So, he strapped it up in Texas, put in a ruck of about 100 pounds and decided to walk. And from there it was the birth of Carry The Load," Bruce explained. "It's an opportunity to reconnect through a little bit of discomfort, a little bit of fatigue and really connect with our communities where tragedies have struck so much."

Ed Boran, President of the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation and Vietnam veteran, said this will hopefully help people remember the countless sacrifices that our servicemen and women have made over the years.

Watch the clip above and learn more about Carry The Load.


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