Toward the end of the piece, there is a pullquote that speaks deeply to me.
Life, not culture, color, creed, or behavior, is the most important and universal value. Life is worth defending. This is the goal of our training: to protect life.
And this is great, too:
25 years into my training, all of the talking and philosophizing has really all come down to this:
1. Be a defender of life.
2. Keep going.