Northeast Tennessee

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

On 25 October 1854, 600 British Cavalrymen charged the Russian cannons on horseback across half a league (1.6 miles) and only half came back.

Today, the men charged their own half a league and gave tribute with 600.

Poem –

The Charge of the Light Brigade

BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

I

Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

“Forward, the Light Brigade!

Charge for the guns!” he said.

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

II

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”

Was there a man dismayed?

Not though the soldier knew

Someone had blundered.

Theirs not to make reply,

Theirs not to reason why,

Theirs but to do and die.

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

III

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon in front of them

Volleyed and thundered;

Stormed at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well,

Into the jaws of Death,

Into the mouth of hell

Rode the six hundred.

 

IV

Flashed all their sabres bare,

Flashed as they turned in air

Sabring the gunners there,

Charging an army, while

All the world wondered.

Plunged in the battery-smoke

Right through the line they broke;

Cossack and Russian

Reeled from the sabre stroke

Shattered and sundered.

Then they rode back, but not

Not the six hundred.

 

V

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon behind them

Volleyed and thundered;

Stormed at with shot and shell,

While horse and hero fell.

They that had fought so well

Came through the jaws of Death,

Back from the mouth of hell,

All that was left of them,

Left of six hundred.

 

VI

When can their glory fade?

O the wild charge they made!

All the world wondered.

Honour the charge they made!

Honour the Light Brigade,

Noble six hundred!

DISCLAIMER
PRAYER
COP

Played original bugle “Charge!”

Slaughter Starter

15 burpees in your own time

Thru the tunnel – 15x in cadence

THE THANG

25x merkins, 25x big boy sit ups, 25 block curls

1 lap of 400

Repeat 6x

End with:

25x merkins, 25x big boy sit ups, 25 block curls

Rinse and repeat until all PAX complete.

All men completed their half a league and their 600 reps.

MARY

25 flutter kicks in cadence

6sec Boat/10 sec Canoe – 6 reps in cadence

1 minute of elevators from Rudy (regretted that)

End with 20 Big Boy Sit Ups in your own time
CIRCLE OF TRUST
PRAYER

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Respect to Jobs and Rudy for doubling up Iron Horse and Arrowhead and doing the full Charge

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