Top 45 Memorial Day Quotes To Remember Our Heroes

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

2. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” –Thucydides

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

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

5. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” ― Unknown

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

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

8. “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

9. “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

10. “Liberty isn’t free, despite the fact that we ‘freely’ disregard that fact.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

11. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”- Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

15. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”- John Adams

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

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

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

19. “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.” ― Christopher Gadsden

20. “Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes– is our Army of the Dead.”- Will Carleton

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

22. “True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.” ― Robert Reich

23. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” — Elmer Davis

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

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

26. “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

27. “Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” ― James Bryce

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

29. “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”- Bob Riley

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

31. “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

32. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll

33. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” ― Bernard Malamud

34. “Never was so much owed by so many few.” ― Winston Churchill

35. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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

37. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”- Nathan Hale

38. “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

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

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

41. “A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.” ― Charles E. Jefferson

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

43. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” ― Minot J. Savage

44. “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” ― John Dickinson

45. “May we never forget freedom isn’t free.” ― Unknown

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