The National Purple Heart Honor Mission has announced that veterans advocate, author and motivational speaker TShane Johnson will train to break the record completing 19,000-plus push-ups on Veterans’ Day 2020 (Wednesday, Nov. 11).
The Guinness Book of World Records’ mark has stood for more than 30 years. Johnson’s quest to break the record will help raise resources for the Honor Mission’s special 2021 Purple Heart Patriot Project and other programs.
The National Purple Heart Honor Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to paying tribute to our nation’s combat wounded and those killed in action through outreach and educational programming. Donations in support of the “Push-Ups for Purple Hearts” challenge can be made at www.PushUpsforPurpleHearts.org.
“Serving our country was one of the greatest honors of my life. The military instilled a sense of duty that guides me every day as a father and businessman,” said Johnson, who has twice previously used his “Hike Across America” and world record endeavors to raise awareness about issues facing homeless veterans. “Our Purple Heart heroes have given so much for our nation. This is a special opportunity for me to help honor them. Because of COVID, a cross-country hike simply was not going to be possible this year, but I still wanted to pursue another Guinness World Record and support a worthy cause.”
The Honor Mission and TShane Johnson have a number of special interactive experiences planned for the coming months that will allow fans and supporters to share in Johnson’s training regimen, challenge each other and contribute to the cause. Learn more at www.PushUpsForPurpleHearts.org.