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Group Walking To Honor Military, First Responders Passes Through Newtown


Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Wednesday’s beautiful spring weather along State Street in Newtown Borough provided the perfect welcome for volunteers who are walking the country to honor our nation’s heroes.

Walkers from Carry The Load traveled from a celebration in Yardley to Newtown Borough before walking through Middletown. They ended up at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company station in Langhorne Borough before trekking to the Trevose Fire Company in Bensalem.

The group honors the service and sacrifice of military, law enforcement and first responders. The month-long walk and bike ride travels the country in teams before meeting for a large event in Dallas.

Aside from military veterans, the now-annual event serves to honor the service and memory of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders.

The stop in Bucks County comes a day after the Carry The Load group stopped at the Ground Zero memorial in New York City.

After leaving the Philadelphia area, the group plans to hit Washington D.C. and other cities on their way to Dallas.

Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001