06/06/2018- The RaceTrack- Conditions were perfect
PAX: Black Widow, Offshore, BigBang, Yardsale, Cinderella, Dr. Smart, Numbtucks, Olan Mills, Boothill (F3 Memphis), Twinkle (FNG), Funyuns (QIC)
11 PAX started the day off right at The RaceTrack. YHC decided to pay tribute the brave soldiers of the allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day 74 years ago. We did partner work because not one soldier made it out alive without help from his brothers. Our rep counts were variations of 6, 30, 60, 300 because the amphibious invasion kicked off at 6:30 AM
Overlord (code name of operation): Mosey around the track for 972 meters (0.6 mi) and circle up in the grass for COP: 30 SSHs IC, 15 GMsIC, 15 WMHsIC, 10 tempo merkins, 15 BKsIC. YHC’s original plan was to mosey for 1944 m (1.2 mi), but had to audible for time reasons. Audible: 6 burpees every 30 seconds for 3 minutes (6 rounds)
Airborne Drop: 60 pullups (split between partners), then 300 m run together. While doing pull-ups, resting partner held hands in the air (hallelujah style). Also ran hallelujah style. Plank for 6.
Omaha Beach: Partner/Buddy drag across grass (60 m) and back, 300 m hallelujah run together
Utah Beach: 60 merkins (split, rest in high plank), 300 m hallelujah run together
Gold Beach: 60 squat jumps (split, rest in squat hold), 300 m hallelujah run
Sword Beach: 60 thrusters (split, rest high plank), 300 m hallelujah run
Juno Beach: 60 burpees (split), hallelujah run back to parking lot for Mary
Mary: 30 WW11s IC, 30 FKs IC, 30 American Hammers IC
Bullhorn: Welcome FNG Twinkle! Great to have Boothill from F3Memphis as well. Great work by all the PAX. Good MC and encouragement by all. Continue to pray for all the PAX and others.
NM: It was a honor to lead on this day and try to pay a small tribute to the soldiers who stormed those beaches. Unfortunately, most of the WW11 veterans have either passed away or close to passing away. I encourage you to spend some time with these men if you happen to know a WW11 veteran. If you don’t personally know one, then read a book or listen to a podcast about the sacrifice that these men and their families made for each other and the freedom that we enjoy today. At least watch Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
Alex Kershaw wrote in the forward of Omaha Beach and Beyond by Sgt. Bob Slaughter, ” I don’t care if this sounds shamelessly sentimental. It is the truth: Bob Slaughter and his kind walk like giants among us today. They are not long for this world. So while they are still here to shake our hands, we should read what they write and listen to what they say. They were there. They can tell us what it was like to fight during America’s finest hour- June 6, 1944. They can tell us that only for the greatest of causes should any young American lay down his life.”
“Think not only upon their passing. Remember the glory of their spirit.”