Veterans Day !!!
‘You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death. ‘
‘How glorious fall the valiant, sword in hand, in front of battle for their native land!’
‘Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another’s sides, our feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground. ‘
‘…learn to love death’s ink-black shadow as much as you love the light of dawn. ‘
‘Here is courage, mankind’s finest possession, here is the noblest prize that a young man can endeavor to win.’
The Symbolism Of Veterans Day:
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. This Armistice Day was later re-named to Veterans Day.
At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, renders honors to America’s war dead during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
The 11-based rep scheme represents the rich history of Veterans Day.
The two-minutes of rest/reflection represents this moment of silence at the tomb of the unknowns.
The 1st round of work represents Veterans of wars past, and the 2nd round of work represents Veterans of present and future wars
Classic military exercises are meant to help connect Veterans and the greater community to connect after the accomplishment of shared hardship during this WOD.
The WOD “Armistice“
9 minute AMRAP
11 Pull ups
22 Sit ups
22 Pull ups
*add 11 to the sit-ups and pull ups for each additional round
2-minutes of rest, followed by:
9 minute AMRAP
11 Weighted Lunges (heavy Kettle Bell/Dumbell/Plate Hold)
22 Weighted Lunges
*add 11 to the pushups and Lunges for each round