In November 2013, over 150 different locations around the country will participate in “Armistice – A Veterans Day Salute” on Veterans Day weekend. This event is organized by Team Red, White and Blue’s WOD for Warriors., This event is a functional fitness tribute workout that uses all forms of exercise to help Veterans set and achieve goals, re-energize a sense of purpose, and form bonds with other community members to strengthen the Nation's connection between civilians and veterans.
If you would like to be apart of the “Armistice – A Veterans Day Salute” event, please refer to the WOD for Warriors website. Time, exact date, and other details vary by location.
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The WOD: “ARMISTICE”
9 minute AMRAP
11 air squats
22 air squats
33 air squats
*add 11 to the sit-ups and air squats for each additional round
2-minute rest and reflection followed by 9 minute AMRAP
11 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
22 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
33 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
*add 11 to the pushups and box jumps for each round
About WOD and Armistice Day
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. This Armistice Day was later re-named to Veterans Day.
At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, renders honors to America's war dead during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The 11 minutes of work and the 11-based rep scheme represents the rich history of Veteran’s Day.
The two-minutes of rest/reflection represents this moment of silence at the tomb of the unknowns.
The 1st round of work represents Veterans of wars past, and the 2nd round of work represents Veterans of present and future wars.
Modified versions of classic military exercises are meant to help connect Veterans and the greater community to connect after the accomplishment of shared hardship during this WOD.
WOD for Warriors Armistice Event Page
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