50+ Best Memorial Day Quotes to Honour Those Who’ve Sacrificed Their Lives for Freedom

50+ Best Memorial Day Quotes to Honour Those Who’ve Sacrificed Their Lives for Freedom

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” – Elie Wiesel

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton

“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.” – Sun Tzu

“The legacy of heroes — the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – St. Ambrose

“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” – Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

“…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.” – Ronald Reagan

“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” – Judd Gregg

“Duty, honor, country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“It’s better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.” – Gen. George S. Patton

“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.” – Beth Pennington

“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Helen Keller

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Rodman Drake

“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” – Barack Obama

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai Stevenson II

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“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

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” – James A. Garfield

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S. Patton

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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​

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage

“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.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”- Calvin Coolidge

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”- Theodore Roosevelt

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”- Barack Obama

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”- General Douglas MacArthur

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”- George S. Patton

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”- Benjamin Disraeli

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”- James A. Garfield

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”- Wallace Bruce

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”- Elmer Davis

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”- Adlai Stevenson II

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”- Claudia Pemberton

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”- Helen Keller

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”- Jeff Miller

“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.”- John Thune

“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”- Nick Lampson

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