Veterans Day Quotes

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

“I think there is one higher office than President and I would call that patriot.” — Gary Hart

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.'” — John F. Kennedy

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place—police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” — Sidney Sheldon

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine

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

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” — George Orwell

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” — Patrick Henry

“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 he best can, the same cause.” — Abraham Lincoln

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

“Freedom is never free.” — Anonymous

“Marines—you beat them down and they come back for more.” — Chris Kyle

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” — George Washington

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.” — Nick Lampson

“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” — Michael N. Castle

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” — John F. Kennedy

“Fortune favors the brave.” — Terence

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

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” — José Narosky

“Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.” — John Warner

“The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.” — Steve Buyer

“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.” — John Boehner

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” — Billy Graham

“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” — Ronald Reagan

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” — Alexander Hamilton

 “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” — John Doolittle

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans.” — Thomas M. Smith

“We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.'” — Allen West

“I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.” — George W. Bush

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