Today is the day we decorate the graves of those who gave their lives for our country. In their memory, we have established Memorial Day. It is more than a day for sales and BBQ. This is a day of remembrance.
Hundreds of thousands of our best and brightest young men and women have lost their lives in battle - but not all of them are dead and buried. There are countless people who have come home but their lives, as they knew them, seem lost.
As a fitness expert, I know the value of exercise and fitness to our rerurning veterans. So does Travis Cox, who served as a U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper and a special operations assistant team leader in Iraq.
"It gives you a healthy outlet," Cox says. "It gives you something to do that's productive. It forces the veteran to own their issues and work through them with action. These are veterans that have put their lives on the line and been very proactive in the betterment of this world, and it just makes sense that they can be proactive with improving their lives.