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543 Inspirational Veterans Day Quotes and Sayings (2023)

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


2. “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.”


3. “Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


4. “On the occasion of Veteran’s Day, let us all remember the unconditional services of our veterans and let us come together to revive our promise to our nation to fulfill the obligations to all our veterans who gave their lives for the country. Warm wishes on this special day. ” – Unknown


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


6. “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, English writer


7. “To sacrifice anything is of great honor. To sacrifice everything is of God.”


8. “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


9. “America without her soliders would be like God without His angels.”


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


11. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few. ” – Winston Churchill


12. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” — General Douglas MacArthur


13. “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.”


14. “We are not only thankful to you but also motivated by you. You have shown us how to be brave and honest. You will always be in our hearts. Happy Veterans Day”


15. “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”


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


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


18. “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?”


19. “While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more. ” — Gary Sinise


20. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”


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


22. “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


23. “May the flag wave boldly with its vibrant hues…honoring veterans like you, with the beautiful red, white and blue!” – Unknown


24. 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


25. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death. ” — Gen. Omar Bradley


26. “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. ” – Dan Lipinski


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


28. “Homeless and at-risk veterans need more than just shelter. We must give them the tools to empower themselves and reclaim the self-worth and dignity which comes from occupying a place in the American dream. It is a dream they fought so hard to defend for the rest of us.”


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


30. 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


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


32. “We gather to remember, to honor those who’ve died, And thank God for the veterans who still stand at our side.” ~ Greta Zwaan


33. 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


34. Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching. — François de la Rochefoucauld


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


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


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


38. “Without heroes, we are all plain people. And don’t know how far we can go. ” — Bernard Malamud


39. “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


40. “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.”


41. “Remembering the martyrs and honoring the armed forces on veterans day may make you feel proud, but sustaining a tradition that conditions you to celebrate the loss of life in the name of patriotism is not something to take pride in - if anything this celebration is a brutal reminder of tribalism - of our shortfalls - of our inability to assimilate - of our failure in becoming truly civilized. Therefore, the need of the hour is, we work so that we no longer need a veterans day.”


42. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations. ” — President Woodrow Wilson


43. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” ~ Douglas MacArthur


44. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here [at Gettysburg], have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. ” —Abraham Lincoln


45. “Americans never quit. ” — Douglas MacArthur


46. “The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” ~ Henry Waxman


47. The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. — Henry Waxman


48. “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


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


50. “On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served our nation in the U. S. Armed Forces. ” – Todd Tiahrt


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


52. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. — Arthur Ashe


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


54. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf


55. Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill


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


57. “My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place. ” —Sidney Sheldon


58. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philosopher


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


60. “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher


61. “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U.S.A.”


62. “Civilized beings take responsibility for the conflicts of the world and actively work towards a future that needs no 24/7 military, rather than accepting the death of a soldier as the norm and celebrating it as a glorious occasion.”


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


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


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


66. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” ~ Steve Buyer


67. “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. ” – Randy Neugebauer


68. 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


69. “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”


70. “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”


71. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill


72. The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — G.K. Chesterton


73. “Fortune favors the brave.” — Terence, Roman African playwright


74. “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. ” — President Ronald Reagan


75. Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. — Richard Watson Gilder


76. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” –Winston Churchill


77. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick


78. “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. ” — Dan Lipinski


79. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”


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


81. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown


82. “The atrocities of war are only overshadowed by the heroism of their dead.”


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


84. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


85. “Freedom is never free. ” – Anonymous


86. “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” ~ Thomas William Parsons


87. To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations. — Woodrow Wilson


88. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” —Barack Obama


89. America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it. — Jim Ramstad


90. 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


91. “I have perceived much beauty


92. “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


93. “My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice. ” – Steven Spielberg


94. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. —Rev. Billy Graham


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


96. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ” —Michel de Montaigne


97. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America. ” — President Barack Obama


98. “The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values. ” — Andrew Bernstein


99. “Beginner knows rules, but veterans know exceptions.” ~ Anonymous


100. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve all others at whatever cost. ” — Arthur Ashe


101. “Salute to all the people Who gave their lives for saving the grace of the country! Salute to them, Happy Veterans Day!”


102. “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” ~ George S. Patton Jr.


103. “Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us. ” – Steve Buyer


104. “The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. ” – George Eliot


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


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


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


108. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog. ”- President Dwight D. Eisenhower


109. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. ” – Douglas MacArthur


110. “For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do. ” – Unknown


111. “To The Veterans of the United States of America


112. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ~ G.K. Chesterton


113. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago. ” — Steve Buyer


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


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


116. “Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one. ” – Jennifer Granholm


117. “We should be saying, "Thank you and your family for your service"


118. “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ” —Daniel Webster


119. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ” —Bob Dylan


120. “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


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


122. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”


123. Americans never quit. — Douglas MacArthur


124. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. ” – Martin Luther King Jr


125. “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


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


127. “Here men endured that a nation might live.”


128. “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” – Thomas William Parsons


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


130. “Every star in the universe represents a soul of a soldier who gave his life for the life you live today.”


131. “But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. ” – Thomas Dunn English


132. “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”


133. “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.” ~ Dan Lipinski


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


135. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” ~ Charles B. Rangel


136. The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. — George Washington


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


138. “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” ~ Richard Watson Gilder


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


140. If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


141. Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” — Malcolm X


142. “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. ” -Randy Neugebauer


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


144. “They fought for the country. They gave their life. Take a moment to remember them. For all their strive. Salute to them, Happy Veterans Day!”


145. “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” —Claudia Pemberton


146. “Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.” ~ Michael N. Castle


147. “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” –Sun Tzu


148. “Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done. ” – John Keegan


149. “I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.”


150. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud, American novelist


151. A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. — Theodore Roosevelt


152. “Happy Veterans Day! They fought fearlessly for the national pride. They served till the last breath. We salute and respect the spirit that binds our nation together.”


153. Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. — Winston Churchill


154. “Happy Veterans Day! You guys deserve every ounce of respect for securing our future.”


155. “Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says 'Bad war, good soldier.' Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.”―Max Cleland


156. “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, former U.S. representative


157. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations. ” — Woodrow Wilson


158. “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” ~ Randy Neugebauer


159. “In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten. ” – Catherine Pulsifer


160. “We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.” ~ Doc Hastings


161. America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago. — Steve Buyer


162. “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”


163. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” —Unknown


164. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”


165. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”—General George S. Patton


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


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


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


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


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


171. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. ” —Norman Schwarzkopf Jr


172. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all. ” —Unknown


173. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”


174. “Remembering with gratitude, the brave men, and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.” ~ Anonymous


175. “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.” ~ G.K. Chesterton


176. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. ” — George Washington


177. Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called. — Bill Shuster


178. “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” — General Jimmy Doolittle


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


180. “You taught us the meaning of true patriotism. You will always be in our hearts, guiding us to make our country great again. Happy Veterans Day.”


181. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. — Abraham Lincoln


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


183. “Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.” — John Keegan, English military historian


184. “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”


185. “Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!” – Unknown


186. The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton


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


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


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


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


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


192. “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it in English, thank a Veteran.” ~ Anonymous


193. “The boys will all be mustered out, Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ” —Wallace Bruce


194. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”


195. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it” ~ Anonymous


196. ”No guts, no glory. ” –Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse


197. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ” — Bob Dylan


198. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”


199. 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


200. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” —Arthur Ashe


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


202. 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


203. “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


204. “Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. ” – Ronald Reagan


205. “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”


206. 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


207. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It is about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” ~ Barack Obama


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


209. “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. ” – Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U. S. A. ”


210. America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” — Claudia Pemberton


211. “Home of the free because of the brave. ” — Unknown


212. 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


213. The brave man is not he who does feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. —Nelson Mandela


214. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale


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


216. “May God forever bless our servicemen and women. I have nothing but honor and gratitude to show to you today and always. You are worth all that you can get!”


217. “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


218. “Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. ” – Calvin Coolidge


219. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America. ”


220. “We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” —Francis A. Walker


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


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


223. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given. ” – Orson Scott Card, Enders Game


224. 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


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


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


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


228. I’ve lived the literal meaning of the 'land of the free' and 'home of the brave.' It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. — Chris Kyle


229. “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


230. “American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels. ” – Claudia Pemberton


231. “This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid. ” – Greta Zwaan


232. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America. ” —Barack Obama


233. “In valor there is hope. ” — Publius Cornelius Tacitus


234. S. Veterans


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


236. “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


237. The only easy day was yesterday. — US Navy SEALs


238. “A heartfelt Veterans Day salute of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while protecting the freedoms of our great nation.”


239. “I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ” – Gary Hart


240. “Beginner knows rules, but veterans know exceptions. ” – Amit Kalantri


241. “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


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


243. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran doesn’t have that problem. ” — Ronald Reagan


244. “Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor. ” —Michael N. Castle


245. “Happy Veterans Day!! We are eternally grateful to all those men and women who have fought and served for our country. Wishing you and your family a happy, safe and peaceful Veterans Day. Thank You.”


246. “Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.”


247. “We gather to remember, to honor those who’ve died, and thank God for the veterans who still stand at our side. ” – Greta Zwaan


248. “All of these things about America—the independent spirit; freedom and liberty to think, express, and act; the promise of the potential for prosperity—have all been delivered to American citizens by our Founders and Framers, and secured by American soldiers, sailors, and airmen.”


249. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. ” – Douglas MacArthur


250. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. ” – Andre Malraux


251. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” ~ Bill Shuster


252. “When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans or the family. It’s just starting. ” — Karl Marlantes


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


254. “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ” – Harry Truman


255. “While rejoicing and basking in the glory of your country, don’t forget to say a silent thank you to all those brave warriors who made it possible. Have a great Veteran’s day.”


256. “Some people dream the dream. Some people live the dream. Some people defend the dream. God bless the defenders. ” — Unknown


257. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”


258. “Today is the most special day…. for the brave men… living and dead… who have given their lives in the service of the nation without asking anything in return… let us remember their sacrifices and honor their services by celebrating Veterans Day. ” – Unknown


259. “It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. ” – Zell Miller


260. “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation. ” – Henry Ward Beecher


261. “The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”


262. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ” – Jose Narosky


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


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


265. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” —Bob Dylan


266. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — General Norman Schwarzkopf


267. “Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole. ” – Bernard Law Montgomery


268. “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


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


270. “Wishing you Happy Veterans Day and praising your loyalty towards the country. May God bless you.”


271. “Support our troops!” we cry, but I say, “Love our veterans!” And when he neglects church, take him cookies anyway. Sing him a song. Pet his cat. ” – Chila Woychik


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


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


274. “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


275. “The unparalleled perseverance of the armies of the United States, through almost every possible suffering and discouragement for the space of eight long years, was little short of a standing miracle.”


276. “To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better. ” – Mickey Rooney


277. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” — Dan Lipinski, former U.S. Representative


278. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called. ” — Bill Shuster”


279. “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 Truman


280. He loves his country best who strives to make it best. — Robert G. Ingersoll


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


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


283. “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


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


285. “Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. ” – Richard Watson Gilder


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


287. Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring. — John Boehner


288. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”― G.K. Chesterton


289. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. ” – Alexander Hamilton


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


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


292. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ” — Michel de Montaigne


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


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


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


296. They came back with kilos of cocaine worth up to $40K in their luggage, feds allege


297. “To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served. ” – Solomon Ortiz


298. “To everyone who has served this country, who are serving now and who are going to serve in the future – Happy Veterans Day!!”


299. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. ” — G. K. Chesterton


300. “And the truth is that all veterans pay with their lives. Some pay all at once, while others pay over a lifetime. ” J. M. Storm


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302. “Thank you so much for your countless sacrifices. I appreciate all you’ve done to keep all of us safe and free.” – Amy Minchin


303. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” — former President Abraham Lincoln


304. “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


305. “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.”


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


307. “The nicest veterans…the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.”


308. “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.” ~ Harry S. Truman


309. “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” – Sun Tzu


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


311. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”


312. “It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.” ~ Zell Miller


313. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” ~ Jose Narosky


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


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


316. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated [this ground], far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”


317. “Happy Veterans Day to everyone on the service. Thank you for always protecting the country and the people.”


318. “Liberty comes at a price, and the men and women who serve our country are willing to pay that price for our freedom and peace. Today, we thank you, we salute you, we honor you Veterans!”


319. “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”


320. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. ” — President George Washington


321. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called. ” – Bill Shuster


322. “Damn the wars but bless the soldier. ” – T. L. Moffitt


323. “I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate, and more devotion to duty than could exist under tyranny.”


324. “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” ~ Thucydides


325. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. ” ― Thomas Jefferson


326. “I was in search


327. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” ~ Seneca


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


329. Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go. — Bernard Malamud


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


331. “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.”


332. “To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.” ~ Anonymous


333. “Here men endured that a nation might live. ” – Herbert Hoover


334. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water. —Eleanor Roosevelt


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


336. “We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks. ” – Kate Summers


337. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel De Montaigne


338. “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” ~ Daniel Webster


339. “I am not afraid of an Army of lions lead by a sheep; I am afraid of sheep lead by a lion. ” – Alexander the Great


340. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” — Arthur Ashe, humanitarian and tennis legend


341. “A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.” – John F. Kennedy


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


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


344. It is time to dare and endure. —Winston Churchill


345. ”Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. ” – Douglas MacArthur


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


347. “Damn the wars but bless the soldier. ” — T. L. Moffitt


348. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” – Barack Obama


349. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” —G.K. Chesterton


350. “Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler. ” — Barbara Bush


351. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”


352. “As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out. ” – Allen West


353. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”


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


355. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” —Douglas MacArthur


356. “The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.” — Bill Frist, former U.S. Senator


357. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”


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


359. “Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.”


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


361. 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


362. “I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family has to go through all the hardships and the stresses.” ~ Chris Kyle


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


364. “It’s only when we matured, we realized that you are the true heroes and legends behind all those stories we grew up listening to. You are and always will be our greatest inspirations.”


365. “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton, English writer


366. “We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail. ” — George W. Bush


367. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death.” — General Omar Bradley


368. Freedom is never free. — Anonymous


369. “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.”


370. “I think there is one higher office than the president, and I would call that patriot. ” — Gary Hart


371. “Service is the call of our existence...THANK YOU GOD!”


372. 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


373. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. ” — Douglas MacArthur


374. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ” – George Orwell


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


376. “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”


377. “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


378. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster


379. “The Unknown Soldier


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


381. “We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.” – George W. Bush


382. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel, former U.S. Representative


383. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell


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


385. “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” ~ George Canning


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


387. “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.” — Robert Green Ingersoll, American politician and orator


388. “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels. ” —Claudia Pemberton


389. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. —Helen Keller


390. 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


391. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” ~ Winston Churchill


392. “My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.” ~ Steven Spielberg


393. “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


394. “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


395. “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.”


396. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. ” — Abraham Lincoln


397. “We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most. ” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


398. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” — J.R.R. Tolkien


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


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


401. “America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it. ” — Jim Ramstad


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


403. 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


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


405. “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


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


407. “Whatever gains are secured, it is loss the veteran remembers most keenly. Only a fool or a fraud sentimentalizes the merciless reality of war.”


408. “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.”


409. “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


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


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


412. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. ” – Norman Schwarzkopf


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


414. “Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” — Richard Watson Gilder, American poet


415. “Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done. ” — John Keegan


416. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud


417. “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


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


419. 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


420. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. ” – Dan Lipinski


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


422. “Damn the wars but bless the soldier.” ~ T.L. Moffitt


423. “The sacrifice you guys have made will never go in vain. All your great deeds will pass from one generation to the next generation as long as the human race exists.”


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


425. “We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ” —Francis A. Walker


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


427. “Civilians seldom understand that soldiers, once impressed into war, will forever take it for the ordinary state of the world, with all else illusion. The former soldier assumes that when time weakens the dream of civilian life and its supports pull away, he will revert to the one state that will always hold his heart. He dreams of war and remembers it in quiet times when he might otherwise devote himself to different things, and he is ruined for the peace. What he has seen is as powerful and mysterious as death itself, and yet he has not died, and he wonders why.”―Mark Helprin, "A Soldier of the Great War"


428. 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. — Dan Lipinski


429. “Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters, U.S.; let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship.”


430. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. — Timothy Ciciora


431. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. ” — Charles B. Rangel


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


433. “Freedom lies in being bold. ” – Robert Frost


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


435. “Perfect valor is to behave without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching. ” — Francois de le Rochefoucauld


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


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


438. “To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.” ~ Anonymous


439. “Memorial Day Sonnet


440. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”


441. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. ” —G. K. Chesterton


442. “For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do” ~ Anonymous


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


444. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~ Arthur Ashe


445. “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” ~ Hercules


446. “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


447. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death.” ~ Gen. Omar Bradley


448. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. ” – Colonel David Hackworth


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


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


451. “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise about itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”


452. “The nicest veterans...the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who'd really fought.”


453. S. President


454. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.”


455. “The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.” ~ Andrew Bernstein


456. “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.”


457. “We owe you so much. Hats off to you for being so brave and loyal. Happy Veterans Day, dear.”


458. “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


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


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


461. “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” – Richard Watson Glider


462. “Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon. ” – John Linder


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


464. “My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ” (Author unknown)


465. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”


466. No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” — Louis de Bernières


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


468. “In order to ensure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. ” — Dwight D. Eisenhower


469. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. ” – William Shakespeare


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


471. “Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. ” — Richard Watson Gilder


472. ...The military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that...we leave no veteran behind.


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


474. “Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history. ” – John McCain


475. “On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces.” ~ Todd Tiahrt


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


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


478. “Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veterans Day!” – Anonymous


479. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet


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


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


482. It's about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It's about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they've earned when they come home. It's about serving all of you as well as you've served the United States of America. — Barack Obama


483. “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.” – Dan Lipinski


484. “Here men endured that a nation might live.” ~ Herbert Hoover


485. “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning


486. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. ” – Charles B. Rangel


487. “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. ” —Dan Lipinski


488. “America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels. ” — Claudia Pemberton


489. “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” — Thomas William Parsons, American poet


490. “Whenever the world makes you cynical; whenever you seek true humility, and true selflessness — look to a veteran.” — former President Barack Obama


491. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” ~ Michel de Montaigne


492. “Without your bravery and compromises, we would never be here to thank you today. Your footprints will always be followed when its time for us to protect the nation!”


493. “The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.” – Sebastian Junger


494. 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


495. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” ~ Barrack Obama


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


497. “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”


498. “Heroes don’t wear capes or tights, they wear dog tags and combat boots. ” — Unknown


499. “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. ” —Theodore Roosevelt


500. “Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


501. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.”


502. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. ” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


503. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.”


504. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”


505. “The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes. ” — Chris Kyle


506. America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.” — Sarah Palin


507. “This will remain the Land of the Free only so long as it is the Home of the Brave.”


508. The fact of the matter is that November 11th is most certainly a day worth celebrating but I can't help but feel that every day there are veterans deserving of a celebration, recognition and honor. Why limit it to just one day? Although I remained somewhat silent, I did enjoy carousing around Facebook and reading the tributes to all of your family members, random strangers, the active…


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


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


511. 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


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


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


514. “Honoring your bravery is the lease we can do! Thank you for looking out for us; I wish you a great Veterans Day. May God bless you.”


515. “War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. ” — Jimmy Carter


516. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill


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


518. The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.” — Chris Kyle


519. “My appreciation for you is deep, and my admiration for you is even deeper. Thank you so much for your service. Happy Veterans Day!”


520. “In war, using their native language, they relayed secret messages that turned the course of battle. At home, they carried for decades the secret of their own heroism.”


521. “Bless the brave and courageous. We honor those that sacrificed their lives. Let us affirm now that in our future, such courage can be utilized to changing our world for the better and not for war.


522. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.”


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


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


525. S. Veterans on Veterans Day


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


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


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


529. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel


530. Fortune favors the brave. — Terence


531. Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. — Michel de Montaigne


532. Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. — Douglas MacArthur


533. “If there is only one word to describe a military veteran, it would be ‘sacrifice. ” – Unknown


534. “Serving my country was a life-changing experience for me. It was during those years that I realized the importance of commitment, dedication, honor, and discipline. I have never laughed so much; nor have I ever prayed so much. I made life-long friends. The leaders and heroes I served with helped shape me into the man I am today. I feel honored to have been a part of such a great tradition and grateful to others who have walked the same path. Thank you!”


535. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale, soldier during the American Revolution


536. “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!”


537. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago. ” – Steve Buyer


538. “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” — Claudia Pemberton, American author


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


540. We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures. — Jennifer Granholm


541. Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. — Charles B. Rangel


542. Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. — Dwight D. Eisenhower


543. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” —Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

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