On this anniversary of D-Day, have we earned their sacrifice?

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Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day. I don't know about you, but over the last few years, this anniversary gets increasingly sad. Because each year, there are fewer and fewer men alive who were actually in Normandy on June 6, 1944. And those who are still with us are too frail to make the pilgrimage to France for the anniversary ceremonies like they used to.

I don't want to lose them, because once the World War II veterans are all gone, we'll lose that tether to a time when the nation figured out how to be a better version of itself.

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Not that they were saints and did everything right. But in many respects they were better. Because they went, and they toughed it out, and they accomplished an incredibly daunting mission, with sickening hardship, heartbreak and terror along the way. And we need to say thank you today.

Near the end of Saving Private Ryan, Captain Miller, the character played by Tom Hanks, lays dying and he gives one last instruction to Private Ryan, the young man that he and his unit have sacrificed their lives to rescue in Normandy.

He says, "Earn it."

In other words, don't waste the sacrifices that were made so that your life could be saved. Live it well.

I wonder, collectively as a nation, can we say we've earned the sacrifices that were made by Americans on June 6, 1944?

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more.

Today, the name of the game in politics, media and really all walks of life when it comes to the choices we make is to deflect, defend, shout down, attack. Who in leadership today is writing a just-in-case note? Let me explain.

Before 5:00 AM on June 5, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower consulted with the Allied commanders one last time before giving the go-ahead to launch the invasion. The weather was unpredictable and it was one of the largest gambles in military history. But Ike made the call.

Early that afternoon, Eisenhower sat at his portable table and wrote out a press release on a pad of paper, a contingency if the invasion did not succeed. He wrote:

Our landings have failed, and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more. I don't want to believe it's too late for us to rediscover those traits as a country. I want to believe we can still earn it.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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