Veterans Day has been observed since 1954 by the U.S. and its origins date back to Armistice Day 1918, which marked the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front in WWI. Veterans Day preserves the historical significance of the 11/11/1918, but also focuses attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. WOD for Warriors is held yearly on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour to celebrate the service of all U.S. military Veterans in a meaningful way within their own communities.
The significance of the repetitions in this workout can be seen in the layout where the 11 min AMRAP, 11 power cleans and 11 push jerks represent the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour while the 19 box overs and 18 pull ups represent the year 1918, Armistice Day.
Strength – 15 minutes
Work up to a heavy clean and jerk for the day.
Hero WOD- Armistice Day
As many rounds + reps as possible in 11 minutes of…
11 Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
11 Push Jerks
19 Box overs 24/20
*Scale Pullups 1:1 with jumping pullups, banded pullups or ring rows