Hats off to former Navy Seal Josh Jespersen who shattered the record for skiing of Colorado’s 14ers by a full 6 months. Jersperson set out to break the record to bring awareness to his charity whose goal is bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day. Here is the mission of the charity:
“All of us climbing to chase away our past, but also climbing for our past. Then we decided why don’t we change the way we climb. So we set out on a mission. We want to inspire a dismissal of the current norm for the last Monday in May, and an embrace in a dutiful remembrance of our loved ones. The day is about honoring their sacrifice, by decoration of monuments and graves, or by form of pushing ourselves to exhaustion and fulfillment while we carry names of the fallen. MMD does this because we made it back, and we have to live, and simply for the reason that we’re living for a lot more people than ourselves. So for vets, our goal is to inspire them to get out, push yourself, live for the ones that we left behind. To non-vets we ask that you don’t be satisfied on Memorial Day because you thanked a vet for their service. The day isn’t about living service members, and that doesn’t cut it. Please find a way to make the day bigger than yourself.”
For more information on Mission Memorial Day please go HERE.