#ToT Celebrates Veterans on Veterans Day

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  • Workout Date - 11/11/2020
  • Q In Charge - Turban
  • The PAX - Turban, Lt. Dangle, Bowel Movement, Aorta, Morning Wood, No Show, Guano
  • AO - Tower of Terror

7 PAX honored all our veterans with an 11 themed workout (Veterans Day being celebrated on 11/11 every year).  Everything was multiples of 11 and accompanied by a very patriotic soundtrack (think lots of traditional Sousa marches and war movie themes such as Battle of Midway…yes, your Q already had all of these saved on his phone).

PAX:  Turban, Lt. Dangle, Bowel Movement, Aorta, Morning Wood, No Show, Guano

Conditions:  The overnight rain cooperated by tailing off for the 45 minutes we were working out.  The resulting humidity was still there in full force.

Mission:  The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve men’s small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.

Disclaimer:  I’m not a professional, so modify as necessary. 

Warm-up:

SSH x 22 IC

Imperial Walkers x 22 IC

UPs (aka Through the Tunnel) x 11 IC

Q shared that we celebrate on the 11th because the truce to end WWI was signed at 5:42 AM on November 11th, 1918 in Compiegne, France and it went into effect at 11:11 AM that day. 

The Thang:

Indian Run down the Swamp Rabbit to the Simpsonville Veterans Memorial where we talked about how Veterans Day was first celebrated on 11/11/19 as Armistice Day and it became a federal holiday in 1938.

Moseyed down the brick path to the parking lot on the side of Simpsonville United Methodist Church.

The first and worst of the 11’s of the day.  Burpees and squats with a jog across the parking lot in between.

Moseyed to SUMC picnic shelter.

Q shared that in 1945, just after the end of WWII, WWII veteran Weeks in Alabama started a movement to change Armistice Day to honor veterans of all US wars.  He got support from then General Eisenhower.  9 years later, a bill was passed in Congress to change Armistice to Veterans Day to honor all vets and was signed into law by then President Eisenhower.

Second 11.  Big Boys and Dips.

Moseyed to Simpsonville First Baptist awning.

Third 11.  Merkins and 4-count Das Flutter.

Moseyed back to the flags.

22 lunges double count OYO.

22 LBC’s IC

Lastly, Q shared that Veterans Day honors all of those who have served our country, living and passed, and clarified that Memorial Day honors those who gave their life in service to our country.

Partners ran the long loop around the building, down the block, and back up through the gravel

Mary:

22 Merkins in support of ending veteran suicides in honor of the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day in the US.

Circle of Trust:

Announcements:

F3/FIA Thanksgiving Day Convergence at Legacy Park from 6:30-7:30.

Prayers/Praise:

Prayers and praise for all those veterans who have served our country.

Prayers for those veterans in dark places to seek the support and community that is out there to help them, identify with them, and support them.

Prayers for those veterans specifically who have and are battling addictions as a result of their time in uniform.

SYITG,

Turban