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“EDC Remembrance Day”


EDC CrossFit Hero/Memorial Partner WOD

5.3K 55
  • AMRAP (with a Partner) in 18 minutes
  • 11 Hang Power Snatches (35/25 kg)
  • 11 Burpees
  • 11 Thrusters (35/25 kg)
  • 11 Pull-Ups
  • From 11:00-13:00: 2 minute Rest, in silence

Break up the work between partners as needed. On the 11th minute, stop, rest and show your respect for the fallen with a 2-minute silence. Resume the workout at 13:00.

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Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on 11 November 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.)

Esprit de Corps CrossFit (Alton, Hampshire, UK) first posted this workout on Instagram account on November 10, 2017.

See also: Remembrance Day WODs

“In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

By John McCrae, May 1915

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