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Carry the Load support grows

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Brush trucks 1 and 2 lead the Carry the Load Relay into town on Hwy. 67The show of support for the Carry the Load project grew to about 200 walkers, about triple that of last years participants, as they passed through Franklin County last Friday. The message - remember what Memorial Day is really about, our veterans. Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Brush trucks 1 and 2 lead the Carry the Load Relay into town on Hwy. 67 on Friday, May 24. The group stopped at the downtown plaza for a short rally before the national team continued toward Saltillo. See the May 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details from the event.