15 Quotes to Share for Veterans Day

Nov 11th is Veterans Day. Here are a few famous quotes to share with your Veterans. I know I am proud of those in my life, my husband, Bob , my father in law, Lee, and also my grandfather, Lewis. Thank you all, we love you and admire your courage and honor. You have sacrificed to keep us safe at home. We appreciate you. God bless you all!

15 Quotes to Share for Veterans Day

  1. “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
  2. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  3. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”– Unknown
  4. “We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail.”- George W. Bush
    “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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.” – President John F. Kennedy
  8. “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
  9. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  10. “There are some who’ve forgotten why we have a military. It’s not to promote war, it’s to be prepared for peace.” – Ronald Reagan
  11. “Have the courage to act instead of react.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  12. “Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.” – George C. Marshall
  13. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  14. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”—Ernest Hemingway
  15. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”—Helen Keller


  1. This veteran thanks you for sharing these inspirational quotes. Several were familiar, but I spied some that were new to me. Thank you again.

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