VETERANS DAY HEROS

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Griff-th.jpgIMG_6855CrossFit WOD

“Griff”
For Time:
Run 800m
Run 400m Backwards
Run 800m
Run 400m Backwards

Compare to Oct 2013

IMG_6295In honor of USAF SSgt Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed April 3, 2008 in the Rasheed district of Baghdad by an IED strike to his vehicle. Travis is survived by his son Elijah.

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IMG_1766_th.jpgOTB WOD at NAU Pool

“Rocket”
Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes of:

50-yard Swim
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron “Rocket” Henderson, 33, of Houlton, Maine, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Oct. 2, 2012, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan. Henderson is survived by his mother, Christine; brothers, Bob, Corey and IMG_6850Sam; sisters-in-law, Leisa, Holly and Kiley; and nephews and nieces Kurtis, Kaitlyn, Davis, Dallas, Mia and Daniel. He is preceded in death by his father, Dallas.

Strength Focus
3RM Back Squat

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GREAT smiles on the run out in this beautiful day!

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The hardy souls who ran at night!  Chris G. especially, who ran alone at 6:30!

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Then, over at NAU pool, another battle-worthy effort was taking place in the water!

IMG_6291 IMG_6279 IMG_6287IMG_6281IMG_6293On 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, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.  It not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” -President Wilson

Today’s workouts reflect the fight the soldiers are proud of, everyone!
Thank you!

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