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12.09.11

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12.09.11

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It may have been 11 years ago, but it seems to never get any easier for anyone in this area. There is no doubt that 9/11 has had a lasting impact on this country and even more so the NY/NJ area as this took place in our backyard. Unfortunately for many people, the place where many of our loved ones went to work.

I did not think it was a coincidence when I was a police officer in Arkansas that I was assigned the badge number 343. I wore it proudly. I wore it every day for each one of those three hundred and forty-three firefighters that lost their lives trying to save the lives of strangers. This day affects everyone differently however none of us can ever forget.

CrossFit does not have a 9-11 signature WOD so we will be completing “The Seven” which stems from another suicide bomber scenario.

The Seven
Seven rounds for time of:
7 Handstand push-ups
7 Thrusters (135/95)
7 Knees to elbows
7 Deadlift (245/170)
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell swings (2pood/1,5pood)
7 Pull-ups

A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on December 30, 2009 after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda. Seven new stars will be etched onto the memorial wall at the CIA where every star represents grieving friends, family and colleagues dedicated to fight against the enemy, forever in their name.

Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.

(Warning: Don’t watch if you are pregnant)

 

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