This time last year, Drummer Lee Rigby was returning to his barracks in London. He had previously served for his country in Helmand province, Afghanistan, a place that later transpires that to be safer than his own home! As he walked back to his barracks he was attacked by two men. These men murdered him in cold blood and are subsequently servicing a whole life sentence and a life sentence with a minimum of 45 years prior to consideration for release. Lee Rigby was attacked as the perpetrators distinguished him as being a solider due to the Help For Heroes t-shirt that he was wearing, a charity he supported and one which received £600,000 in donations in the days that followed his death. When I served in the military we were told not to bare any uniform, display any badges and to show no sign of who we were! This is wrong! The people that fight to defend our country, both past and present, should receive the respect that they deserve. If this is all that we can do to show that, then so be it!
Please come along to the gym, perform his workout and pay your respects to the fallen.
Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was 25 years of age, described as being humorous, generous and loving. “His family meant everything to him, he was a loving son, husband, father, brother and uncle – and a friend to many.” He tragically died on the 22nd of May 2013 in an attack close to his home barracks. Drummer Rigby, 25, from Manchester, leaves behind a two-year-old son; Jack, his mother and his step-father and two sisters.
We shall never forget!
Rest In Peace brother
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22 Cal Row 25 Squat Cleans (42.5kg/30kg) 22 Double Unders 25 Bar-hop burpees 22 Double Unders 25 Push Press (42.5kg/30kg) 22 Double Unders 25 Pull Ups 22 Cal Row
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