Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Memorial Day with the Reign Fitness Fam and do Murph this year.
This is our way each year to honor those individuals who have given the biggest sacrifice for our country and we're proud to say that our community came together and did our best to show support.
One new aspect to the workout we introduced was displaying Lt. Michael Murphy's official citation for everyone to read before doing the workout and it was truly inspirational.
On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, lieutenant murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, lieutenant murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, lieutenant murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, lieutenant murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, lieutenant murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, lieutenant murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the united states naval service.
Thank you again to our community for an amazing Memorial Day event celebrating the brave men and women who have served our country.