We remember you, the fallen, the ones who gave their lives for our freedom. You are not forgotten. Your love lives on in our hearts. We cherish the time we had with you. Memories so sweet. And always, we love you.
Quotes for Memorial Day
God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever led us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me of my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord. -General George Patton
For love of country they accepted death. —James A. Garfield
So long as there are men there will be wars. -Albert Einstein
The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. -Saint Augustine
These heroes are dead. They died for liberty – they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. —Robert G. Ingersoll
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 and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood
The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. -Rev. Aaron Kilbourn
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
-General George Marshall
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Battle of Lovell’s Pond
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. —Thomas Campbell
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
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. -Billy Graham
I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping. -General George Washington at Valley Forge
Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!