There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (New Living Translation)
I am grateful for all those who have risked their lives, in too many cases lost theirs, to protect me and my family over all these years. I honor them and wish to thank them all and pray for their families and loved ones for their sacrifices and their gift. It goes beyond the friendship as written in scripture for I could never know all their names and all who have given their lives for all of us, our country, and the countries they have served to protect.
Only one other example of true love can ever compare with this and even that salutes them all.