The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. 830 and 930 morning classes only!

"Murph" For time: 1 mile Run 100 Pull-ups 200 Push-ups 300 Squats 1 mile Run

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Eleven Navy SEALs and eight Army commandos died June 28, 2005, during a battle between U.S. forces and Taliban fighters in the Konar province of Afghanistan. The dead included men trained, stationed or living in San Diego County. Only Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus Luttrell survived. He will throw the first pitch at tomorrow's Padres game. The tribute will include Navy Leap Frogs parachuting into Petco Park and a fly-by of four Navy F-18 fighter jets

SEAL Team:

Lt. Michael P. Murphy 

Petty Officer Matthew Axelson 

Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz

The service members killed-in-action on the crashed helicopter include: 


Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio 

Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota. 

Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Florida 

Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana 

Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tennessee 

Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Connecticut. 

Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Virginia 

Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida


Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana 

Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, New Hampshire 

Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, California

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Oregon 

Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, New York 

Petty Officer 2nd Class James E. Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Florida 

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia 

Petty Officer Second Class Eric Shane Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nevada

Rest now gentlemen and enjoy a drink in the Hall of Heroes.