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Memorial Day Quotes to Honor the Soldiers Who Never Made it Home

I can’t imagine being the wife of a fallen soldier on Memorial Day. All I would have to hold on to is that folded flag. My heart aches for the families who are without their soldier this Memorial Day. Dear Lord, send them comfort and peace today and always, in Jesus Name I pray.

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Memorial Day Quotes to Honor the Soldiers Who Never Made it Home

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.” – Robin Hayes

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

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

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

“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

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” – Doc Hastings

“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

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We Remember You – 15 Memorial Day Quotes 2018

We remember you. Your life, your love, your duty, your sacrifice. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have lost their lives defending our country and our freedom. As my one friend Tammy said today, ” There will be many people with an empty seat at the table on Memorial Day.” Let us remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country and give honor where honor is due.

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We Remember You – 15 Memorial Day Quotes 2018

  1. “Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of the more than one million Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom.” – General Norton Schwartz
  2. “We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” J. F. Kennedy
  3. “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
  4. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children through the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same” – Ronald Regan
  5. “And they who for their country die shall fill an honred grave,
    for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Rodman Drake
  6. “Let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – J. F. Kennedy
  7. “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
  8. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”  – google tJohn 15:13
  9. “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”  – Peter Marshall
  10. “A nation that does not honor its heros will not long endure.” – Abraham Lincoln
  11. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”  – Elmer Davis
  12. ” A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” – Joseph Campbell
  13. “It is foolish and wong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S Patton
  14. “A soldier doesn’t fight because of what is in front of him – he fights because he loves what he left behind.” – Unknown
  15. “We cherish too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led,
    It seems to signal to the skies,
    That blood of heroes never dies.” – Mona Michael

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14 Memorial Day Quotes from Our Soldiers and Presidents

We remember our fallen heroes. Those who have died to give us our freedom. We honor you. We thank you. We are free today because of your sacrifice. Freedom is never free -there is always blood involved.

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14 Memorial Day Quotes from Our Soldiers and Presidents

  1. “If I do not [return], my dear Sarah, never forget how much I love you, nor that, when my last breath escapes me on the battle-field, it will whisper your name. ” ­― Major Sullivan Ballou
  2. “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.” –― President Harry S. Truman
  3. “They didn’t want to go to war, they didn’t want to leave their families, but when their country asked them to, they did, because they thought it was the right thing to do.” ― Norman Schwarzkopf
  4. “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.” – President Ronald Reagan
  5. “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.” – President John F. Kennedy
  6. “For love of country they accepted death.” — James A. Garfield
  7. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.” — Barack Obama
  8. “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 Jr.
  9. ““True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.” ― Norman Schwarzkopf
  10. “Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.” — George H. W. Bush
  11. “They do not need our praise. They do not need that our admiration should sustain them. There is no immortality that is safer than theirs. We come not for their sakes but for our own, in order that we may drink at the same springs of inspiration from which they themselves drank.” — Woodrow Wilson
  12. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – President Thomas Jefferson
  14. “Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice.” — George W. Bush

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Memorial Day Playlist to Honor Fallen Soldiers

Music has a way to heal body, soul, and spirit. Here are a few of my favorite Memorial Day Tribute Songs for today. We remember you.

Memorial Day Playlist

  • ARLINGTON by Trace Adkins

 

  • SOME GAVE ALL by Trace Adkins

 

  • IF I DIE YOUNG by The Band Perry

 

 

  • IF YOU’RE READING THIS by Tim McGraw

 

  • WHEN I’M GONE by 3 Doors Down

 

  • TILL THE LAST SHOTS FIRED by Trace Atkins

 

  • IF I DON’T MAKE IT BACK by Tracey Lawrence

 

  • IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan

 

  • I WILL REMEMBER YOU by Sarah McLachlan

 

  • AMAZING GRACE – Fallen Heros

 

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12 Memorial Day Quotes on War and Peace

 

12 Memorial Day Quotes on War and Peace

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  1. “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.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

  2. “We make war that we may live in peace.”― Aristotle

  3. “Ask not what your country can do for you– ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

  4. “What we do with this peace–whether we preserve it and defend it, or whether we lose it and let it slip away–will be the measure of our worthiness of the spirit and sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in two World Wars, Korea, and in Vietnam.” – Ricahrd Nixon

  5. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington

  6. “I believe that soldiers will bear me out in saying that both come in time of battle. I take it that the moral courage comes in going into the battle, and the physical courage in staying in.” – Woodrow Wilson

  7. “Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice.” – George Bush

  8. “They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  9. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – President Thomas Jefferson

  10. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  11. “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.” – President Ronald Reagan

  12. “Peace does not come just because we wish for it. Peace must be fought for. It must be built stone by stone.” – Lyndon Johnson

 

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We remember you my friends. We remember your sacrifice and your honor. Your spirit lives on in our hearts. You fought for us, for our peace and protection. Thank you. God bless you and your family this Memorial Day and always. You are not forgotten.

50,000 Names

by George Jones

There are teddy bears and high school rings
And old photographs that mamas bring
That daddies with their young boys, playin’ ball

There’s combat boots that he used to wear
When he was sent over there
There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

There’s cigarettes and there’s cans of beer
And notes that say, I miss you dear
And children, who don’t say anything at all

There’s purple hearts and packs of gum
Fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

They come from all across this land
In pickup trucks and mini vans
Searching for a boy from long ago

They scan the wall and find his name
The teardrops fall like pouring rain
And silently they leave a gift and go

There’s stars of David and rosary beads
And crucifixion figurines
And flowers of all colors large and small

There’s a boy scout badge and a merit pin
Little American flags waving in the wind
And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall
There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

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O’HARA, JAMIE

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Quotes to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

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English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

REMEMBER

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

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It is the Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who gave us the freedom to demonstrate

It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag.

And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

~Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC

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