Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).
We are called to remember.
Remember the One who died that you might live,
who was bound that you might be set free.
And remember those who have followed His example, leaving their homes behind to travel to foreign soil, where they give their lives that you and I might be free.
Right now, as I write this, some warrior shoulders a rifle, or climbs into a chopper, or races toward a bomb blast, knowing that today could be the day that they are called to give “the last full measure of devotion.”
They may be terrified.
They go anyway.