Post #48 – Thursday, June 6, 2019: D-Day

​PAX PRESENT: Coat Factory, Mini Me (QIC)
THANG 1: RUCK 1 Mile
WARMUP: SSH x15 (IC), Tappy Taps x10 (IC), Stretch OYO
THANG 2: 75 Squats w/ Ruck, 75 Merkins, 75 Ruck Deadlifts, 75 Ruck Overhead Presses
THANG 3: RUCK 1 Mile
MARY: Leg Lifts x20 (IC), Shoulder Tap Planks x20 (IC), Heel Touches x20 (IC)

CoT MESSAGE: To me, D-Day has always seemed so unbelievably difficult that I have a hard time imagining that it really happened. As an adult, I’ve always wondered about what I would have done if I were alive then. Would I have died on those beaches? Would I have been a good soldier? How would I react to the stress of that situation? Today, carrying around a backpack for an hour is insignificant, but I think it serves as a small symbol of the burden that that generation had to bear. I will end our CoT with a quote from Winston Churchill that seemed to bring together the ideas of honoring D-Day as well as some recent CoT’s by Dr. Evil about the lack of male leadership in our country today. “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.” ~ Winston Churchill.  Hopefully, we will never know the depths of those desperate times again. Because that great generation endured it, we do not have to. Let those of us here today commit to doing what we can to make sure the next generation does not have to either.

PRAYER: “Dear God, we thank you for the Greatest Generation and the brave men that fought and died on this special day. We ask you to be with those that are still living and that you provide them with the ability to share their stories before they are gone. We ask that you guide us in our own actions to preserve the lessons learned from those dark times. We humbly pray for your continued grace upon this nation and all those that have served and will serve to protect our freedoms. Please guide our leaders and give them wisdom to solve the problems we face in our own generation. We pray for our own silent intentions. In your heavenly name we pray, Amen.”

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