President Bush urged Americans observing Easter Sunday to remember others, particularly in the military, who are far from loved ones on a day "that beckons us homeward."

"I deeply appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families are making," Bush said Saturday in his radio address.

• Transcript: President Bush's Radio Address

He added a special message for the U.S. troops who have been killed while serving their country.

"These brave individuals have lived out the words of the Gospel: `Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,"' Bush said. "And our nation's fallen heroes live on in the memory of the nation they helped defend."