Memorial Day Quotes to Honor American Soldiers’ Sacrifice

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. This year it will be observed on Monday, 29 May, 2023. Here are Memorial Day Quotes to remember them who sacrificed their life in the service of nation.

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  2. Memorial Day Thank You Quotes
  3. Quotes for Memorial Day
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  6. Best Memorial Day Quotes

Memorial Day Quotes

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

Memorial Day Quotes

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

Memorial Day Quotes

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

Memorial Day Quotes

  1. “May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” ~ Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

Memorial Day Quote

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

Memorial Day Quotes

  1. “And 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
  2. “This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.”  ~ Tamra Bolton
  3. “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  4. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  5. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” ~ General Douglas MacArthur

Memorial Day Thank You Quotes

  1. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”  ~ John F. Kennedy
  2. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” ~ George S. Patton
  3. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” ~ James Allen
  4. “If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick
  6. “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 S. Truman
  7. “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.” ~ Jennifer M. Granholm
  8. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” ~ Jeff Miller
  9. “Home of the free, because of the brave.” ~ Anonymous
  10. “To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.” ~ Anonymous

Quotes for Memorial Day

  1. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  3. “Never was so much owed by so many few.” ~ Winston Churchill
  4. “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
  5. ”The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.” ~ Minot J. Savage
  6. “May we never forget freedom isn’t free.” ~ Anonymous
  7. “Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.” ~ Rodney Frelinghuysen
  8. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” ~ Anonymous
  9. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  10. “For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” ~ James A. Garfield

Memorial Day Quotes

  1. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” ~ Wallace Bruce
  2. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis
  3. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” ~ Mary Roach
  4. “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
  5. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” ~ G.K. Chesterson
  6. “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  7. “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
  8. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” ~ Claudia Pemberton
  9. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” ~ Helen Keller
  10. “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.” ~ Elie Wisel

Memorial Day Quote

  1. “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
  2. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” ~ Adlai Stevenson
  3. “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” ~ Charles de Gaulle
  4. “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
  5. “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” ~ Bob Riley
  6. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” ~ Nick Lampson
  7. “Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes– is our Army of the Dead.” ~ Will Carleton
  8. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  9. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr
  10. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” ~ Nathan Hale

Best Memorial Day Quotes

  1. “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” ~ William J. Clinton
  2. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.” ~ Christopher Gadsen
  4. “A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.” ~ Charles E. Jefferson
  5. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” ~ John Adams
  6. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  7. “Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” ~ Daniel Webster
  8. “…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.” ~   Ronald Reagan
  9. “It’s better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.” ~ Gen. George S. Patton
  10. “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

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