20 Veterans Day Quotes: Honoring All Who Served

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. – D. Lipinski

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Celebrate Veterans Day all week.  * November 11, 2010 *

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Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans. – Steve Buyer

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

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

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. – Unknown

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

For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.  It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. – Zell Miller

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem. – Ronald Reagan

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

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.  –  Theodore Roosevelt

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. – Mark Twain

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

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

To be free and to have a choice and a voice means that veterans have been quieted through death. – Byron Pulsifer

I regret that I have but one life to give for my country – N. Hale

Freedom is never free. – Unknown

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

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers. – Zack Wamp

We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom.  We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. – T. Roosevelt

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

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