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Come celebrate the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the great country we live in with a Hero WOD!

For Labor Day, we will be honoring the life of WWII hero Doris Miller, of Waco, TX. During the attack in the Pearl Harbor, Doris was asked to assist the captain, who was mortally wounded, to move him to a safer place. After helping the captain, he went back to the battle row and found a gun that was unmanned and went manage it. When asked to abandon ship, Doris was one of the men who were able to save some of the injured men. Because of his bravery, he was awarded the Navy Cross. “Doris was always considering other people rather than himself. He definitely put country first.”

He was also the Navy boxing champ at the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He enlisted young into the only branch of the military which would take him. In addition to the Navy Cross, Doris was entitled to the Purple Heart Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. “This marks the first time in this conflict that such high tribute has been made in the Pacific Fleet to a member of his race and I’m sure that the future will see others similarly honored for brave acts.” – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

We’ll be having open gym from 9am-10am and one group class from 10am-11pm. Feel free to sleep in, but don’t let the holiday go by without getting a partner WOD in! Come pay tribute to a fallen hero with our box family before heading out to your holiday festivities!

AMRAP (with a Partner) in 20 minutes

Buy In:
150 meter Partner Carry (each)

Then, in time remaining:
Partner A completes 1 round of:
15 American Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lb)
10 Burpees
5 Ground-to-Overheads (95/65 lb)

Partner B performs:
Max Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
Partners rotate each round until team completes 150 Wall Balls

Then, in time remaining:
AMRAP of the 15/10/5 rep rounds above (one partner working at a time)

When Partner 1 completes 15/10/5 round, partners switch. Continue, switching after each round until 150 cumulative Wall Balls are completed by the team. Score is numbers of Rounds and Reps of the 15/10/5 completed for both partners combined.