PAX: Infinity, Matthew – Running Man, Sparky, Faceplant
Willie Maes Hayes
25 Reverse Crunches
60 Sec Wall Sit
10 Star Jumps
15 Sit Ups
25 Bicycle Crunches
On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.
The custom eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks. Observations throughout the nation became even more common at the end of the War of 1812 with Great Britain.
20 Squat Jumps
25 Sit ups
In June of 1826, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Roger C. Weightman, declining an invitation to come to Washington, D.C. to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It was the last letter that Jefferson, who was gravely ill, ever wrote. In it, Jefferson says of the document:
“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. …For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”
20 Dry Docks
Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and marches by John Philip Sousa.
20 Reverse Lunges
30 calf raises
How many signatures on the Declaration of Independence? A. 56 What year did the Star-Spangled Banner become the National Anthem? A. 1931
20 Bird Dogs
15 Glute Bridges
ON JULY 4, 1960 WHAT STATES ADMITTANCE TO THE UNION WAS SOLIDIFIED WITH A 50TH STAR ON THE AMERICAN FLAG? A. Hawaii President Eisenhower was the first President to serve under the 50 star flag.
What food is eaten most on 4th of July? Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July, enough to run the length of Washington D.C. to Los Angeles five times!
30 Sec Plank
20 Penguin crunches
20 Nolan Ryans (10 each side)
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” —Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis, American news reporter
“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.” —Bill Vaughan, American columnist