People making their way from New York to Texas on foot made a stop at the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial today.
They are making the trek to spread awareness about the true meaning of Memorial Day. The walkers pair up in teams of 8 and hand off the American flag every 5 miles. Walkers say they want people to understand the sacrifice military, first responders, and their families make.
Carry the Load Leg Captain, Cheyenne Colson, said “I lost both of my parents due to the military life and the sacrifices that were made, so this means a whole lot to me, and as we walk, we share our stories and other people share their stories, so this whole thing is a big healing process for all of us.”
The journey will take them 32 days to complete. They will finish up the walk on Memorial Day.