A belated post for Memorial Day:

A friend of mine who is a Marine Lieutenant Colonel asked me recently if he had ever told me why he felt so strongly about coming to adult Sunday school and learning about the gospel. I told him that no, he had never mentioned it. I will never forget what he said next, and I hope he does not mind me sharing it here.

He turned to me squarely and said, “It’s because after two tours in Iraq, I want to understand why: why I came home, and so many men and women that I knew who were better and more deserving than me did not. I just want to understand why.”