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June 14, 2010

Claremore’s Navy Junior ROTC unit participates in third push up challenge

CLAREMORE — The Claremore High School Navy Junior ROTC unit completed over 64,000 push ups this year as part of the 4th Annual Vietnam Memorial Push Up Challenge. This is the group’s third year of participation in this event.

The national event begins on Veterans Day each fall and runs until Memorial Day.

Participating groups are asked to do one push up for each American life lost in the Vietnam conflict.

The CHS students took on the additional challenge of a push up for each American life lost in Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror. The students completed this impressive task by beginning every class period with 25 push ups each.

Completion of the  challenge is recognized with a unit certificate of completion and publication of the group’s name and location in the New York Times.

The 79 groups who completed the challenge were also recognized during the National Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.

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