In honour of Memorial Day in the U.S. and Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy, a Navy Seal who died in combat in 2005, Chris Pratt and John Krasinski teamed up to do a “Murph Challenge.”
If you’re doing the “Murph Challenge,” it involves doing a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and another 1 mile run. The Murph raises money and awareness for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Foundation and has the support of Pratt and Krasinski.
The pair, who happen to be together in the UK decided they can raise awareness for Murphy’s cause and celebrate this special day from across the pond.
“Pick up a shirt and learn about Mike Murphy. He’s just one of the many brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country that we think about and honour today,” Pratt said.
“So today, whether you do a Murph Challenge or just take some time to say thank you and remember, remember that’s what today is all about,” Krasinski added.
From Katy Perry to Chris Evans, here are other celebrities posting tributes to social media on Memorial Day:
❤️🇺🇸Memorial Day is always a powerful reminder to put aside our small daily concerns and petty grievances, and allow ourselves to be humbled by the magnitude of the sacrifices made for us by our Veterans and their families. I am continually grateful to all our men and women in service now, and the job they do—day in and out, often far from home and loved ones—protecting our freedom. I bow my head and my heart, and I thank them. "The greatest casualty is being forgotten" is the motto of the Wounded Warrior Project, and I encourage you to make any contribution you can whether it be monetary, your time or simply spreading the word. There are several other organizations that provide different services for our veterans and their families, check them out below today and see which one touches your heart: @wwp @the_22_project @sofwarriorfnd 🇺🇸❤️ (Wounded Warrior Project link in bio)