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Carry the Load Relay Passes through Area Today

1700-mile relay honors active duty, veteran service members, first responders, and surviving families.

UPDATE Monday 5/7/12, 9:41 a.m.: The Carry the Load relay will now pass through the Fort Hunt area around 1:30 p.m. today. For more details and updates, check out the route map.

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The Carry the Load relay will pass through the area today beginning at 10 a.m.

Carry the Load was founded last year by Naval Academy graduate and former Navy SEAL Clint Bruce to bring meaning back to Memorial Day. The organization's mission is to "carry" and honor the contribution of active duty and veteran service members, first responders and surviving families.

The relay began May 1 in West Point, N.Y. and will finish in Dallas, Texas on May 27 at 3:48 p.m., as the Carry the Load event in Dallas begins. The relay is divided into 350 five-mile segments. All contributions raised during the relay will benefit nonprofits including the Snowball Express, Yellow Ribbon Fund and RWB Team.

The relay will arrive in Huntington at 10 a.m., Fort Hunt to Mount Vernon at noon, and Mount Vernon at 2 p.m. For a map of the route and times, visit  http://www.carrytheload.org/the-relay/route-list.

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