In remembrance of 9/11 we thought we should point out some heroes a little different from the ones we normally honor. On September 11, 2001 we witnessed the worst ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. We watched in horror as the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon were hit by terrorists in three separate passenger airplanes. A fourth airplane controlled by terrorists, United Flight 93, was the final weapon in the twisted plot to kill more innocent people. Flight 93 was only 20 minutes from its target in Washington D.C. when a group of unarmed ordinary people did something extraordinary. Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, and Tom Burnett were some of the passengers on Flight 93 that day when terrorists took control of the plane. These are some of the brave passengers who put aside fear and anxiety to fight back against the terrorists and put an end to their horrific campaign. After being told by loved ones of what had already transpired with the other airplanes via the in flight phones, the passengers quickly devised a plan. The plan? Take back the airplane to survive or so that countless more innocent Americans would be spared on the ground. After the plan was made, without hesitation or second thought, passenger Todd Beamer said to the others, “Are you ready guys…. LET’s ROLL!” The passengers rushed the cockpit and quickly overpowered the terrorists. During the fight, the airplane fell into a unrecoverable dive and crashed into an unpopulated field in Pennsylvania. All aboard were killed. These brave passengers refused to sit idly by in their seats while terrorists delivered their final blow in their attack against our country. They banded together as brave Americans and took action against all odds while dealing with their own fears and emotions. They gave the ultimate sacrifice and prevented further loss of life. True American Heroes…
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things…. Sound familiar? This is a phrase often used in Crossfit and shows a common thread among all of us. The ability to overcome all odds and do the things thought impossible. This is why we “train to survive.”
On Sunday please take a moment to Honor our Heroes, Remember the Fallen, and be Proud to be an American, Home of the Brave and Land of the Free. 3-2-1 Lets Roll.
Free Nutritional Clinic – 10am
Competition Open Try Outs – Immediately following the nutritional clinic (approximately 12pm)
Last but not least, EVERYONE in attendance should be prepared to honor the nearly 3000 victims of 9/11, CrossFit NWA style, shortly following the tryouts…