Holden recites the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. -- Tecumseh
This was read at the end of Acts of Valor – admittedly movies like that “speak” to me and maybe I put too much stock into what they have to say about life, death and heroism. This quote, however seems to be bigger than that.
Three years old…amazing, where does the time go – he asked me to teach him to drive yesterday.
According to Garden & Gun…
This spring, White turns the spotlight onto himself with his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, out on April 24. And as a special Valentine’s Day treat, the self-directed video for the first single, “Love Interruption,” premieres today.
CrossFit has a tradition that I love. They honor our fallen warriors in the best way they know how – they make an incredibly difficult workout, and grace it with the name of the fallen. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you sit on, I believe we can all agree that someone writing a blank check, redeemable at any time, for an amount up to and including their life in support of a belief in freedom is admirable.
One of my New Years resolutions was to do a hero WOD once each month during 2012. I didn’t want to do this as a celebration of fitness, nor as a celebration of self, but as a remembrance of individuals that I never met who made the ultimate sacrifice in some far off corner of the globe a belief in freedom.
There are heros out there every day – who put their ass on the line so that we can lay our heads on pillows.
January’s Hero WOD
Marine Corps Sgt. Michael C. Roy, 25, of North Fort Myers, FL, assigned to the 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, was killed in action on July 8th, 2009 in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.
He is survived by his wife Amy and three children, Michael, Landon and Olivia.
Five rounds for time
225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
20 Box jumps, 24 inch box