Memorial Day- A day to remember the sacrifices of America’s soldiers overseas.
Only 0700 and 3PM WODS this Memorial Day Monday May 25th.
1 mile Run
1 mile Run
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
Memorial Day-Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
By 2000 our govt was making it into law to ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, the charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity”
I was fortunate enough to play in the military for a short 13 years and in no way consider all that serve as heroes. There are MORE opportunities to be a hero while SERVING, for for a great deal of the 800,000 active duty it’s a great job with benefits, gets one out of the house and in some cases their parents basements. By serving I mean those doing something for others, providing services for their friends, families, communities, cities, states and nations, not for oneself.
Have fun, drive fast, take chances, live a lot and cheer those that are already drinking without us, we’ll get there soon enough.
Teams and shit.
We stole this one from JK, sure was fun seeing that cat again last week, remember IF on is traveling West on 90 going through Post Falls, stop in and buy him lunch :)
It’s also Memorial Day, the official kickoff of summer, here are some numbers.
37.2 Travelers hitting the road
800 hot dog eaten per second
57% of the people celebrating the day will BBQ
Civil war ending 150 years ago and WWII 70th anniversary are both this year.
There are more than 300,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, there are 28 burials there each day.
“A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”