Fort Pain – 12.08.21

9 PAX were brave enough to come out and get stronger this morning, despite the warnings. We even had 1 FNG from the Canterbury parade!
PAX: @Operation, @Pancreas, @Blackout, @Reset, @Jalisco, @Offsides, @Sully
Q: @Heidi (1st F Q)
FNG: Joe – Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins! (Or was it @Casanova?)
Warm-o-rama:
SSH, Merkins, Squats, stretches
Thang:
10 burpee buy in
Today's workout was simple:
Mosey to the entrance, 10 Big Boy Situps
Mosey over to the Field Of Pain, 10 Squats
Mosey to the Hall of Justice, 10 Dips
Mosey to the Pain Ground, PAX choice of 10 Derkins or 10 Pullups
RnR, adding 1 Rep each time. Goal was to try to get to 20, YCH finished round 17
10 burpee buy out
(Shout out to @Reset and @Offsides for crushing it!)
Circle up for Mary
@Operation – American Hammers
@Offsides – Freddy Murceries
@Reset – exercise yet to be named (some kind of scissor v-up thing he picked up from his daughter's gymnastics class. )
@Jalisco – get in plank and start to…
TIME!
COT
Announcements:
Beacon Hill is THIS Friday, 0515 at Fort Pain
See #_announcements
Prayers:
@Sully's aging parents, and family drama around it
@Corncob's surgery and healing (be sure to sign up for the meal train!)
Moleskin: Story Time With Heidi
With yesterday being the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I told about my grandmother's brother, Jerome, who served in both WWII and the Korean War, putting in a full 20 years in the Navy, and then working at The Citadel for another 20 years afterwards. He lied about his age to get into the Navy, and was in 15 major naval battles in WWII, and had quite a few stories to tell. He and his wife are both buried at Arlington National Cemetery. When looking that up last night, it lead me to find some interesting info about Arlington that I wanted to share.
Arlington National Cemetery is comprised of 1,100 acres that belonged to Mary Anna Randolph Custis, who was married to Robert E. Lee. After the Lee family vacated the estate in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War, federal troops occupied the property as a camp and headquarters. As the number of Civil War casualties was outpacing other local Washington, D.C.-based cemeteries, the property became a burial location, initially setting aside 200 acres of the property to use as a cemetery. Today the cemetery is over 600 acres, and is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families, conducting between 27 and 30 services each week day and between 6 and 8 services each Saturday.
Our freedom is not free. Never take it for granted.
SYITG, Heidi

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