Thanksgiving morning team/family workout at the Youth Athletic Park on Olympiad Road next to Lake Mission Viejo. We did this last year and had about 150 participants. An event that was one of the Highlights of Mission CrossFit. We hope that if you are in town that you will plan to join us again. It will be the same format of a workout scavenger hunt. It is designed for the whole family. Mark it on your calendar and plan to be there. We will add a few more stations to make it even more challenging for those who need to burn off extra calories in anticipation of Thanksgiving dinner.
Not to overlook Thanksgiving but with the busy Holiday Season we thought it best to announce or annual Mission CrossFit Holiday Party. This party will be held on Friday December 6th at 6 PM. Please plan to attend.
An Armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month putting an end to the fighting of World War I. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In 1938, November 11th officially became Armistice Day, a legal holiday. In 1954, after World War II, the Korean War, and at the urging of the veterans service organizations the word “Armistice” was replaced with “Veterans” to honor American veterans of all wars. This was signed into affect by President Eisenhower. The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
By knowing and understanding the significance of this date in history, I believe it will allow for a more reverent observance of the holiday. With the sacrifice of so many men and women (All gave some, some gave all) over the years it is fitting that we celebrate this holiday by enjoying our freedoms and giving a prayer of thanks for all those who have answered the call. I am thankful for my Father who served for 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and a cousin who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. We have many veterans who train alongside of us in the gym. Let us show our appreciation to them by our handwork and sweat in the gym today.