Life is brutal, uncaring, and violent almost everywhere on the planet. We are blessed beyond comprehension to live in a place where most people have never seen violence, have never felt real fear, and have never truly known what it means to be hungry.
We owe this existence to the men and women who have served, and particularly to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice the lives we enjoy. They literally gave everything for love of their fellow soldiers, family, and country. There can be no greater sacrifice.
John 15:13 states this premise beautifully and is featured on the front of this shirt along with the images of American troops throughout time: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
The back shows the colors at half-mast with a classic quote from the ultimate Warrior-General, Patton. He states, It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.