"Carrying the Load"
"Load Across America" Makes
Relay Across Hopkins County
In Route to Dallas Finish
by: Bobby McDonald
What began in Dallas, Texas, only as a dream, on last Memorial Day, is fast becoming a reality as members of the "Carrying the Load" campaign entered the city limits of Sulphur Springs at 4:00 a.m., on Saturday, in route to Dallas, to complete a cross country walk, that began in West Point, New York, on May 1st. The large flags leading the march have continously been carried by American citizens throughout the journey in memory of the men and women who have given their lives for our country.
Walkers on Saturday morning carried pictures of Sgt. Chad Lloyd, Sgt. Chauncey Mays, and Sgt. Tanner Higgins, all Hopkins County natives, who have given their lives for our freedoms. The Sulphur Springs walk began at Loop 301 and Jefferson Street and progressed to the downtown square by 4:45 a.m. where they paused at the construction site of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, and proceeded out Main Street to the city limits near Clayton Homes.
Leaving Sulphur Springs, the journey continued down Hwy-67 to Interstate-30 and on to Brashear, by 8:00 a.m. By 9:30 a.m., the flag had made its way to Cumby, where residents greeted the campaign and wished them godspeed on into Hunt County.
The campain is scheduled to arrrive at Reverchon Park, in Dallas, at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, for a celebation and Memorial Day tribute, on Monday.
Enjoy these photos from the campaign making it's way through Hopkins County: