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Veterans Day: 21 Patriotic Quotes Honoring Our Heroes

Posted by Ray Sclafani on Nov 11, 2016 2:33:15 PM

Veteran's Day PictureVeterans Day is an incredibly important day for our nation. It is designated as a day to honor all who have served in the military and to celebrate the sacrifices of our veterans. In honor of these men and women, and all others who have protected our freedom, we’d like to ask you to take a moment to personally thank those in your life who have sacrificed everything to serve for our country.

We wanted to show our gratitude to our Veterans around the nation by collecting our top 21 quotes that celebrate the brave heroes fighting for the freedom of our nation. 

  1. "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

  2. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.— Alexander Hamilton
  3. “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

  4. "I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance." – James A. Autry

  5. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.”
— Bill Shuster

  6. 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
  7. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. “
— Joseph Campbell

  8. While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. — Randy Neugebauer
  9. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” — G.K. Chesterton

  10. The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us.— Tom Clancy
  11. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

  12. "The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment." — Judd Gregg

  13. “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” — Mark Twain

  14. “War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”— Jimmy Carter
  15. "The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise — and to the best in benefits and medical care." — Sue Kelly

  16. "Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."— Dwight D. Eisenhower

  17. "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

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

  19. "We owe our World War II veterans — and all our veterans — a debt we can never fully repay." — Doc Hastings

  20. “We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” T. Roosevelt

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


Thank you again for your patriotism, your love of country, and your willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Remember, honoring our veterans is about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year, and ensuring that our society provides the care that they need and the benefits they’ve earned when they return home.


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