So poignant, that scene. Think about it. There's a big war going on and a group of men risk everything and face extreme dangers to save one private.
One single man.
How many men died to complete the mission? I can't remember. And all just so one man can return home safely. Was it worth it?
I love that Private Ryan appreciates the sacrifice and spends his life trying to earn it.
It makes me wonder how much more I would appreciate and accomplish if I remembered on a daily basis all those who have made sacrifices on my behalf.
I can't help but think of the great sacrifice our Savior made so that I might live and return home safely. Imagine what would life be like if I was humble and mindful enough to acknowledge that sacrifice by working diligently to earn it.