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We must dare to be great, and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage. — Theodore Roosevelt
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. –Ronald Reagan
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Whether we observe the occasion through public ceremony or private prayer, Memorial Day leaves few hearts unmoved. Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.
Memorial Day Quotes
Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.- Barack Obama
Here men endured that a nation might live. —Herbert Hoover
The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree. — Thomas Campbell
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation.
I can’t claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don’t know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as best he can, the same cause—honor to him, less only than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. —Abraham Lincoln
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. — James Allen
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. –Minot J. Savage
Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.
Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.
I only regret that I have but one life to live for my country.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt
This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home this is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom —Tamra boltonCountry Living
Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well. —Jennifer M. Granholm
Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. –Adlai E. Stevenson II
He loves his country best and strives to make it the best.
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.
Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. — W.E.B. DuBois
Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran does not have that problem. –Ronald Reagan
The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.
It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
Seldom they enter into song or story; Poets praise the soldier’s might and deeds of War, but few exalt the Sisters and the glory of women dead beneath a distant star.
there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America —William J. clintonCountry Living
Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. —John F. Kennedy
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.― Thomas Campbell
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
On this Memorial Day, it is right for us to remember the living and the dead for whom the call of their country has meant pain and sacrifice. A grateful nation is in its debt.
Freedom is a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.—AristotleRD.COM
I got to fight on till I leave here, and I hope I leave some footprints. — Mattie Jones
For love of country, they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue. –James A. Garfield
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Patriotism is when the love of your people comes first; nationalism is when hate for people other than your own comes first.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row; That mark our place; and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly; Scarce heard amid the guns below.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you. — Ranata Suzuki
America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends.
Never was so much owed by so many few.- Winston Churchill
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Without a sign of his sword, the brave man draws and asks no omen but his country’s cause. — Home
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. —Mark Twain
The legacy of brave men and women who have fought and died for their country is the freedom we enjoy as Americans. – Lucian Adams
I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at its peak because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.
Home of the free, because of the brave. – Unknown
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run, it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time. – Eleanor Roosevelt
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived. –George S. Patton
What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.- Unknown
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.
Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom. —Rodney Frelinghuysen
The brave may fall but never yield. – Author unknown
As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one.
I love America more than any other country in the world, and for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. —James Baldwin
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.― Antonio Porchia
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and heroes. –Maya Angelou
We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.
The brave die never, though they sleep in the dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.- Minot J. Savage
May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.
Think about the past and consider the sacrifices men and women in the military have made for us. – Gary G. Wetzel
America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.- Benjamin Disraeli
…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.
America was built on courage, imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. –Benjamin Franklin
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
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