Laid down their life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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lay down (one's) life
To sacrifice one's life (for someone or something); to die (for a purpose). Our soldiers are out there laying down their lives for our freedom, and we should show our support. To lay down one's life to save a stranger is the ultimate sacrifice.
lay down one's life (for someone or something)
Fig. to sacrifice one's life for someone or something. Would you lay down your life for your country? There aren't many things for which I'd lay down my life.
lay down your ˈlife (for somebody/something) (literary) die for your country, a cause etc: Thousands of young men laid down their lives in the war so that we could live in freedom.
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It is a quote that is brought to mind on Remembrance Day, when we honour those who have laid down their life in the hope of making the world a better place in which to live.
If we do this we will be making the world a better place, and making worthwhile the sacrifice of those who have laid down their life for us.
On Remembrance Day, we honour those who have laid down their life
- not just for friends - in the hope of making the world a better place in which to live.