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13 Famous Quotes for Veterans Day 2018

Thank you to all of our Veterans. Your honor and sacrifice is noble and we would not be free without your protection. We salute you today and always, you are our HEROS and SHE-ROS!

Why is Veterans Day on November 11th each year? According to Wikipedia:

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954

13 Famous Quotes for Veterans Day 2018

  1. Never was so much owed by so many to so few – Winston Churchill
  2. 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
  3. “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
  4. “This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston S. Churchill
  8. “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
  9. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster
  10. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

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12 Inspiring Quotes for Veterans Day

There are some things that go beyond words.  Honor. Respect. Sacrifice.  Our Veterans have paid the ultimate price – sacrificing their lives for the rest of us. Some lived, some died in war. They all deserve our respect and our gratitude – for doing for us what we have not done for ourselves.  Freedom is never free – it requires a sacrifice.  Thank you Opa. Thank you Bob. Thank you Grandpa Alexander – you taught me what honor was…

 

12 Inspiring Quotes for Veterans Day

  1. “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

  2. “Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”– Gen. George S. Patton, Jr

  3. “Freedom is never free.” -Author Unknown

  4. “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

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

  6. “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

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

  8. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” -G.K. Chesterton

  9. “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!” ― Steve Maraboli

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

  11. “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

  12. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” -Jose Narosky

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

 

 

Ten Veteran’s Day Quotes

Ten Veteran’s Day Quotes

  1. “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

  2. 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

  3. From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. – John Hoeven

  4. Damn the wars but bless the soldier.” ― T.L. Moffitt

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Congress should stop treating veterans like they’re asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out. – Nick Lampson

  8. “Nearby sat a veteran in a wheelchair. He was young, handsome, and athletic, through missing a leg.

    My daughter went to him and asked, “You’re army – right?”

    He said, “Yes, I am.”

    My daughter hugged him. “Thank you,” she said. Tears welled in the man’s eyes.

    “Did you get my card?” she asked. “My school sent you a card. It said, ‘Thank you for saving our Earth.'”

    The guy just about lost it. He said, “You’re welcome. Yes, we did get your card. Thank you for doing that.” – Michael Sobel, son of Herbert Sobel. Michael talking about his 6 year old daughter meeting veterans.” ― Marcus Brotherton, We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

  9. The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful. – Doc Hastings

  10. “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!” ― Steve Maraboli

Prayer for Veterans

Thank you Lord, for all of our Veterans. May we honor them and learn from them as they tell us their life stories. They have battled for our freedom. They have considered the cost and chosen to serve a greater cause than themselves. Bless them Lord. Protect them with you Divine Protection. And heal any wounds that they may have received in body, mind, and spirit for their sacrifice has been great, in Jesus Name.

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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