Happy 4th of July: We celebrate the drafting of a piece of paper that said we don't belong to Great Britian anymore! The British Empire was beginning to reach into the pockets of their 13 colonies a bit too much, like the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Acts of 1767. This led the colonies to declare the Revolutionary war and in June - July of 1776 five guys (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman) put their heads together to draft the Declaration of Independence. The most Popular part of it was the preamble which powerfully reads like this:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
So we celebrate by celebrating a fallen Hero, a friend of mine: Nathan Hardy. Nate introduce me to CrossFit in Fallujah in 2006 so to him I owe CrossFit Kenmore.
In honor of Chief Petty Officer Nate Hardy, who was killed Sunday February 4th during combat operations in Iraq. Nate is survived by his wife, Mindi, and his infant son Parker.
20 Minute AMRAP of:
4 Handstand Pullups,
8 Kettlebell Swings
last time we did it.....
"WOD" = "Workout Of the Day".