"Carry the Load," a non-profit veterans support group, began their relay from West Point to Texas Tuesday afternoon, coming through Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown after 10 p.m. where they were greeted by locals awaiting them in .
The group is relaying 1,700 miles to remind Americans of the importance of Memorial Day and of supporting veterans. All proceeds raised through Carry the Load will go towards several organizations dedicated to military families and veterans causes.
Watch the video above to learn more. You can also read more about Carry the Load on Patch, or at carrytheload.org.
The organizers of the group will be on the Shepard Smith show on Fox tonight at 7 p.m. as well.