Veterans Day Trivia

AO: The Hooch

When: 11/10/2021

QIC: Birdie

PAX (16): Animal, BallBoy, Birdie, Boomer, Dinghy, Feathers, Maguire, McCracken, Motorboat, Popper, Popper, Ready-Mix (F3), Scrooge, Stu, Sunshine, Hammer, TenderFoot


Since it was the day before Veterans Day, YHC figured we learned a little bit history about Veterans Day. There was 1 pre-runner.


After disclaimer, we performed the following:

  • SSH
  • Weed Picker
  • Wind Mill
  • Imperial Walker


The Thang:

All the workout centered around trivia related to Veterans Day. As we moseyed along the Medlock Crossing Parkway toward the Perimeter Church parking lot progressed, stops were made to answer trivia questions. Each wrong answer along the way resulted in one Bobby Hurleys (started with 5 reps). First stop included the Copper Head Squat. Second stop included 11 Copper Head Squats 11 Merkins. Third stop include the Copper Head Squat, Merkins & Peter Parker. At each stop we added another exercise.

Here’s the exercises:

  1. Copper Head Squat
  2. Merkins
  3. Peter Parker (AC)
  4. Donkey Kick
  5. Imperial Walker (AC)
  6. Monkey Humper
  7. Carolina Dry Dock
  8. Mountain Climber (AC)
  9. Lunges (AC)
  10. Crunchy Frog

These were the trivia questions (most multiple choice)

1. Veterans Day was once called:
a. Soldiers Day    b. Flag Day    c. Armistice Day

2. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov 11 because:
a. That’s when the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, was signed.
b. President Woodrow Wilson picked that day from a list of recommendations submitted by the heads of major veterans service organizations.
c. Congress wanted the holiday to fall between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
d. None of the above. <<World War I, which was known at the time as “The Great War,”
officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside Versailles, France. Fighting had actually ended seven months earlier, however, when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” >>

3. Who first proposed that Armistice Day be renamed Veterans Day?
a. Dwight D. Eisenhower
b. Alvin J. King << 1953, Alvin J. King of Emporia, Kan., proposed that Armistice Day be changed to Veterans Day to recognize and honor American veterans of all wars and conflicts. King came up with the idea after his nephew, John Cooper,
was killed in action during World War II. >>
c. Douglas MacArthur
d. Harry S. Truman

4. Veterans Day officially acquired its current name in what year?
a. 1954   b. 1956     c. 1958    d. 1960

5. What flower is a symbol of Veterans Day?
a. Forget-Me-Not
b. Lily
c. Poppy
d. Rose

6. The motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs is “To care for him who shall have borne the battle.” Who originally wrote these words?
a. Smedley Darlington Butler
b. Abraham Lincoln <<The line is from the final paragraph of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address,
which he delivered on March 4, 1865, as the nation braced itself for the final throes of the Civil War.>>
c. Walt Whitman
d. Woodrow Wilson

7. What patriotic song debuted in its current form on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938?
a. “America, The Beautiful,” by Katharine Lee Bates
b. “God Bless America,” by Irving Berlin <<In 1938, with the rise of Hitler, Irving Berlin dug out a song he’d written in 1918 for an army camp show, changed a few lyrics, and renamed it “God Bless America.” On Nov. 10,  Kate Smith sang it as the closing number on an Armistice Day edition of her immensely popular CBS Radio show. In short order it become the “peace anthem” that Berlin had wanted it to be — and Kate Smith’s signature song.
c. “Spirit of the U.S.A.” by E.T. Paull
d. “The Yankee Doodle Boy,” by George M. Cohan

8. What is the approximate number of U. S. veterans today?
a. 24 millions
b. 14 millions
c. 34 millions

9. How many stars were on the American flag in 1954 when November 11 officially became Veterans Day?
a. 46
b. 48
c. 50

10. In which state is the Arlington Cemetery located?

Time & we moseyed back to the flag and had time for Mary: Gas Pumper, WW-1 Situp & another one YHC forgot.


Reminder about the shuffle challenge. Visit other AO’s and get to know other PAX.

November 10 marked YHC 2 years anniversary joining F3. Was not sure what to expect, but YHC made the right decision to stick around. Grateful & thankful for all the PAX YHC met along the way. Thank you all. STYIG


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