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Supreme Sacrifice Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice—or supreme sacrifice—by laying down their lives so that others may live. Today we remember, reflect on, and pay tribute to these heroes. Soldiers who gave their lives on the battlefield and police officers and firefighters who died while protecting or saving others are just a few examples of those who have made the supreme sacrifice. Those who drown while trying to save others in water or those who use their body to shield others during a shooting have also made the supreme sacrifice, having laid down their lives so that others can live. Supreme Sacrifice Day sometimes also has a religious connotation, as Christians believe Jesus Christ made the supreme sacrifice by dying on a cross to pay for the sins of the world. Today we honor all of those who have made the supreme sacrifice while putting the lives of others before their own.

How to Observe Supreme Sacrifice Day

Remember, reflect on, and pay tribute to those who have made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives for others. Visit their graves and leave a wreath. Share their stories with others. Take time to talk to their loved ones who are left behind. Thank anyone you know who puts their life on the line in their profession, such as soldiers, police officers, and firefighters.

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