Today we celebrate the men and women who have served our nation faithfully in the armed forces. Because of their sacrifices the rights and privileges that we enjoy as Americans have been secured. And while we all should be grateful for the incredible sacrifice that was made by these men and women for us and for our freedom. I want to tell you about an even greater sacrifice that was made on your behalf. You see 2000 years ago, God sent his son Jesus to earth as a man. And he lived among us, facing the same challenges and temptations that every human faces, but he never sinned and always did what was right. But rather than being rewarded for his obedience he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and die to pay the price of all of our wrong doing so that through him we could gain eternal freedom, eternal privilege, and eternal life.