11/11/2015

Veterans Day Tribute: Three Wise Men

Today we come together as a community to honor and pay tribute to the lives of three brothers: Jeremy Wise, Ben Wise, and Beau Wise: The Three Wise Men. 
 After the September 11th attacks on our country, Jeremy joined the Navy and became a SEAL. Ben already in the Army became a member of the legendary Green Berets. Beau followed his brothers and joined the Marine Corps Infantry.

 Together they served over 1,600 days in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tragically, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed Jeremy on December 30, 2009. Just over two years later, Ben was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. When Ben’s last requests were examined, he had asked to be buried in his service uniform, next to his brother Jeremy. Beau Wise remains on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

 Memorial Day at the end of May is when we honor those who gave their life in combat—veterans like Jeremy and Ben Wise who gave that “last full measure of devotion.” Today, Veterans Day is the when we honor all who served and continue to serve. Those like Beau who made it home but deal with the legacy of war daily.

 Every day in America, between 22 and 50 veterans commit suicide. Before you finish today’s WOD another veteran will have taken his or her own life. That is between 22 and 50 families who receive the agonizing call that their loved on has died not die from “combat”, but from the “peace” that followed.

 The Three Wise Men Tribute is a national movement to bring our community together on Veterans Day to honor and stand with those who survived their combat experience. Our efforts today, send a powerful message to our veterans a loving community supports them and raises funds to assisting their transition.

 As you work through these 3 workouts, think about the struggles and sacrifices of our returning veterans. For them, we all come together on this day. 

 These warriors fought for our country, now it is our turn to fight for them.

“Jeremy”4 min AMRAP

5 hang squat snatch 135/95

10 burpees over the bar 

REST 2 MINUTES

“Ben”

4 min AMRAP

10 power cleans 135/95

20 pull-ups 

REST 2 MINUTES

“Beau”

4 min AMRAP

15 box jump overs 24/20

30 wall balls 20/14 @ 10′

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