Carry the Load Relay honoring fallen service members comes through Lincoln

Part of a 20,000-mile national relay to honor and remember fallen military and first responders

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The National Carry the Load Relay honoring fallen service members made its way to Lincoln on Tuesday.

The nonprofit organization’s 10th Annual National Relay began in Minneapolis on May 7.

The 32-day, 20,000-mile National Relay includes five routes across 48 states before culminating at the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend.

The Midwest relay team started in Omaha and ended in Lincoln.

It was a rain-soaked day, but that did not stop the relay.

Volunteer Jeremiah Kincaid explained that walking through the rain is nothing compared to what families of fallen service members go through.

“Part of it is this little bit we’re doing, walking in the rain, it really doesn’t compare to what the families go through when they lost somebody, so it’s the least that we could do to achieve our goal,” Kincaid said.

When it’s not raining, Kincaid said they’ve seen up to 300 volunteers show up to take part in the relay.

The Midwest team will move on to Kansas Wednesday as they make their way to Dallas for the Memorial Day event.

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