Memorial Day is meant to be a solemn day set aside to remember everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday started as Decoration Day after the Civil War to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in battle. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday started to gain a strong national following, but it took until 1967 to name is as an official holiday.
Take a moment this weekend and thank service members for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe. Not sure how? Let these Memorial Day quotes help guide you as you post thanks through social media and email.
“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” — President John F. Kennedy
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain
“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” —Wallace Bruce
“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” — Francis A. Walker
“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” — Joseph Rodman Drake
“All gave some, some gave all. Some stood through for the red, white and blue, and some had to fall. And if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall, some gave all.” — Billy Ray Cyrus, “Some Gave All”
“And I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA.” — Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA”
1 mile run
300 air squats
1 mile run.
*If you have a vest or body armor, please wear it. If you have your own, bring it.
Note: The workout can be done in pairs, triples, foursomes, however you want. We only have so many rings for ring pullups so you can also sub in KB Swings if you want! Either way it will be a great workout.
Here is a great webpage for ideas on how to tackle it. Honestly, to me, Rx is doing each thing before you move on. That means 100 pullups first after the mile run. But again, the objective here is to have fun, remember Murphy, and all the servicemen and women past and present who make our country what it is.
PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE AND EAT/DRINK AFTER THE WORKOUT! We also want one large group photo after the workouts are done! So stick around, drink and cheer others on!
Here are the heats: