John 15:13 No one can have greater love than to give his life for his friends.
They took a job where they were given a duty to protect an entire country. This job description included a possibility of dying.. Still, they took the job and performed their duty to the end. They didn’t fight to kill an enemy, they fought because they loved us and they died so that we could live. What more can a person give but their life for others? These men and women are not here for us to personally thank for this ultimate sacrifice today. Instead, say a prayer to God and thank him for making these heroes in his likeness. Thank him for allowing them to give their last breath for our lives and for protecting our freedom. He’ll deliver that message to them for us because they are right there at his side.