The city of Texarkana will welcome the national relay "Carry the Load" in an extended overnight stop later today (Thursday May 23rd).This is an initiative to unite Americans in a wlak to honor those who have fallen in service to our country, veterans, service men and women, first responders, citizens and volunteers, to "carry the load for those who have and those who can no longer.

The group will travel along Highway 67 between 3 and 5 p.m. An exchange point is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. at 4110 Arkansas Boulevard. CTL will enter into Texas at the Stateline Avenue intersection and continue to the city limits on West 7th Street.

All Texarkana are Veterans are encouraged to come out and participate in this event. All cittizens are encouraged to come to show their support to those who have served and those who are serving now. Be sure to wear your patriotic colors and bring U.S. Flags.

All funds raised will be donated to Carry the Load's beneficiaries, organizations focused on supporting military families. They have raised over $335,000 dollars so far. They plan on making it to Dallas by Memorial Day.