“Greater love have no one than this; that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Jesus spoke about this as a reference to His impending death.
Many in our nation lay down their lives for their friends in the foxhole, vehicle or unit they serve with while having also committed to this sacrifice for the nation itself. The sacrifice is great, the ultimate a human being can give. As we honor those who have made that sacrifice for our nation and its principles, let us honor also the King of Kings who gave His life so that we might live forever. He gave everything and provided the supreme example of selfless service.