Date: 11/11/2020 Veterans Day!!
PAX: Clothespin, Ramrod, Menudo, Escobar, FNG “M.I.A.”, Picabo, Oui Oui.
A terribly humid morning that turned into a monsoon early on in the beatdown. It did eventually settle down, but as the saying goes, you only get wet once.
Initial Quote: “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude”
Currently about 17 million veterans in the U.S.
There are about 2.4 million men and women serving actively or in reserve in the Military.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. (and Space Force as I was reminded!)
“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all”
Side Straddle hop in cadence- 17 count
Forward fold a little quicker because…17 count
Willie Mays Hayes- 17 count
Side Straddle Hop in cadence- 17 count
Shoulder Blasters- Lil baby arm circles- 17 count
Reverse Little Baby arm circles- 17 count
Moroccan Night Clubs- 17 count
Cherry Pickers- 17 count
Seal Claps- 17 count
17 burpees to honor the Veterans who have served our country courageously.
RECOVER!!!! Get 2 ten counts
“On the 11 hours of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year in 1918 an official armistice day, or cessation of hostilities was declared between the allied nations and Germany during WWI. In 1938 it became a federal Holiday in the U.S. After WWII and Korean War, it was officially declared “Veterans Day”.
All Together in a group:
5 Rounds for Each branch of the military:
“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage, and the soul” -Michel de Montaigne
Round 1: 11 Merkins, 11 Big Boys, 11 Squats, 11 Mountain Climbers hard count, and 11 Burpees
Hold Plank till 6 is in
“The Willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude”
Round 2: 11 Lunges both legs, 11 Shoulder Taps hard counts, 11 Carolina Dry Dogs, 11 Crucible Merkins, 11 Jungle Boy Jumps
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live them” -JFK
Round 3: 11 American Hammers hard count, 11 Diamond Merkins, 11 LBC’s hard count, 11 Bobby Hurley’s, 11 Bonnie Blairs.
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause”-Ronald Reagan
Round 4: 11 Freddie Mercuries hard count, 11 Plank Jacks hard count, 11 Clerkins, 11 Crab Cakes (demo) easy count, 11 Crab Jacks.
“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” -Bill Shuster
Round 5: 11 Werkins, 11 Crab Humpers, 11 Hello Dolly’s, 11 Daniel Son’s (Demo) “If do right, none can defend”- Mr. Miyagi., 11 Gas Pumps hard count.
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit to a yoke of slavery.” Just as we are free as Americans because of those who served, we are also even more free in Christ, as Christians, since he shed his blood on the cross for all our sins. Not a day should go by that we do not thank him, praise him, and honor him, just has he gave his life as a sacrifice for us to live free. Context of verse: Paul is talking to the Church in Galatia about walking by the spirit.
We slopped around like pigs in a sty in the sidewalk puddles and I thought a time or two we may lose a man or two to the 3 foot trenches of rain water.
Beer Run- 11-14-20 at Abercrombie’s Place
Praying for El Chapo’s brother who is battling cancer and his own personal surgery.
3rd-f is going strong, and can still use volunteers through the end of the year!