I am more profoundly grateful with each passing year of my life for those who gave their lives defending our nation. Each one made the ultimate sacrifice so that others could live. Each one of them had a life filled with endless plans and possibilities that ended far too soon. Each one was cut down in the prime of life. Each one left behind family and friends with broken hearts and unending grief. May we always remember them.. May we always give thanks to God for their service. And may we live in ways that honor their memories.