It is therefore a very important day in the United States of America set apart to pay tribute and give thanks for the immense sacrifice and gift these noble men and women have provided for the rest of America.
Below, we collected a number of Quotes that we think have a special message for commemorating this day and paying tribute to these gallant Heroes. Thank you brave and fallen soldiers for the freedoms that we enjoy daily. We don’t take it for granted.
“Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.”
“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.”
“Congress should stop treating veterans like they’re asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.”
~~ Nick Lampson
“Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?”
“These heroes are dead.
They died for liberty. They died for us.
They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless,
under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines.
They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest.
Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace.
In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death.
I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.”
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
~~ Steve Jobs
“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.”
“On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.”
~~ Eric Burdon
“Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.”
“While only one day of the year is dedicated to honoring our veterans, American’s must never forget the sacrifices many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedom”
~~ Randy Neugebauer
“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”
~~ Bob Riley
~~ Sophia Loren
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
~~ Minot J. Savage
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”
~~ Francis A. Walker
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”
~~ Washington Irving
“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.”
~~ Henry Ward Beecher
“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something.”
~~ Criss Jami
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
~~ Winston Churchill
“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”
~~ Daniel Webster
“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
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
~~ Elmer Davis
~~ Christopher Reeve
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