Northeast Tennessee

D-Day: It Started With Water and Sand

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

Go time:  5:15am because we had work to do and 45 minutes wasn’t going to be enough.  It was a bit humid.
DISCLAIMER

Read the First Paragraph of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s letter to the Allied Expeditionary Force.

PRAYER
COP
Head to the goal post for a cup of water over your head and some Omaha Beach sand for wherever you’ll feel it.

Slaughter Starter

THE THANG 1
Flag Bearer Plants Flag at the 50yd line.

  • Army Crawl 10yds with Coupon
  • Sprint to Left Sideline for 21 squats with Coupon (plank for the six)
  • Run from Left Sideline to Right Sideline doing “He See Me, I’m Down. All clear, I’m up.”
  • Right Sideline:  21 Merkins (plank for the Six)
  • Mosey back to the middle of field
  • Rinse/Repeat Army Crawls, left sideline squats, HSMID, right sideline merkins until 50 yard line is reached.

Flag Bearer Plants Flag at the opposite goal line

  • From the 50 we grouped in 3’s
  • Bear crawl 10 yds with coupon
  • Once 10yds achieved, on Pax is wounded and the other two must get him and coupons to left sideline
  • Left Sideline:  21 BBSU (plank for the Six)
  • He Sees Me, I’m Down to the Right Sideline
  • Right Sideline:  21 Squat Jumps (plank for the six)
  • We only got one round of this in as time was going by fast.

Mosey quickly to the Playground

THE THANG 2

  • 10 Pullups
  • Wall sits and Coupon Pass from One end then back again.
  • Mosey to the bottom of the two tiered hill
  • On the first incline:
    • Coupon toss then Broad jump to it (those with blocks did 3 burpees then caught up with a bag tosser).  Plank at the turn.
  • Queen read us Winston Churchill message from 1940.
  • On the second incline:
    • Bag toss, run to it, 5 burpees.  Toss again until reach top.
  • At the Top:  One last Bag toss as far as a Pax could throw

Mosey the long way back to track (down Roan St.).  10 burpees were done along this path as well.

MARY
None.  We stopped at 6:18.

COR/NOR

During which attendees were given their vial of Omaha Beach sand to remember the morning, but more importantly the significance and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought for and defended Freedom.

MOLESKIN

From the American Cemetery in Normandy France:

–YOU CAN MANUFACTURE WEAPONS AND YOU CAN PURCHASE AMMUNITION, BUT YOU CAN’T BUY VALOR AND YOU CAN’T PULL HEROES OFF AN ASSEMBLY LINE.

Sergeant John B. Ellery

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

–At the center of the Cemetery is a bronze statue titled, “Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves.” Around the colonnade it reads: This Embattled Shore, Portal of Freedom, is Forever Hallowed By The Ideals The Valor And The Sacrifice Of Our Fellow Countrymen”

–On the 40th D-Day anniversary in 1984, Ronald Reagan delivered his moving Boys of Pointe-du-Hoc address, declaring, “Let us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.”

–“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” —John 15:13

–Strive to be, first and foremost, an American citizen worthy of their sacrifice.

PRAYER

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Convergence this Saturday at Iron Horse.  Check Snatch for updates regarding location change due to Blue Plum.

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