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Memorial Day Quotes

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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


No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
Alexander Smith

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale

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

We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.
Winston S. Churchill

There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Robert Charles Winthrop

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
-William Penn

Dead upon the field of glory,
Hero fit for song and story.

-John Randolph Thompason

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Let us remember those who sacrificed their lives for the peace and security of our country.

Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty!

- Lucy Larcom

All we have of freedom, all we use or know
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

-Rudyard Kipling

May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
Zebulon Pike

Ah! never shall the land forget
How gushed the life-blood of her brave -
-William Cullen Bryant

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage.

The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree.
- Thomas Campbell

We honor our fallen heroes today and everyday.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
– President George Washington

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In memory of our fallen Heroes
For all who gave their yesterdays,
A thank you today-
On this Memorial Day!

With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Alexander Henry

What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.
Christopher Gadsden

The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
Charles Sangster

The Flag still floats unblotted with defeat!
But ah the blood that keeps its ripples red,
The starry lives that keep its field alight.
Rupert Hughes

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Henry Louis Mencken

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
— General George S. Patton

They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Have a great Memorial Day

We don't know them all but we owe them all.

Famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.

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

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.
– Francis A. Walker

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
– President Calvin Coolidge

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

For love of country they accepted death...
-James A. Garfield

In valor there is hope.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus


Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.
~ Wallace Bruce

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
~ Baltasar Gracian

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We the people are eternally grateful.

National honor is the national property of the highest value.
~ James Monroe

So as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
-From a headstone in Ireland

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
-Minot J. Savage

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
-Francis Marion Crawford

And each man stand with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...
-Thomas Moore

"Bravery never goes out of fashion."
-William Makepeace Thackeray

Is't death to fall for Freedom's right? He's dead alone who lacks her light!
-Thomas Campbell

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
-G. K. Chesterton

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The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
Wishing you a peaceful and blessed Memorial Day

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
-Corra Harris

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
-Benjamin Disraeli

"And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can."
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave
- Muhammed

Memorial Day Quotes And Sayings

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Let us all remember those courageous souls...
who laid down their lives to keep our nation safe.
Warm wishes on Memorial Day!

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!

-Thomas William Parsons

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.

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
- Publilius Syrus

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It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.

-Richard Watson Gilder

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

-William Pitt

The purpose of all war is peace.

-Saint Augustine

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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

-Thomas Campbell

You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

- Jane Austen

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Greater love hath no man then this,
that he lay down his life for his friends.
With gratitude we remember always.

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Wendell Holmes

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.

George Meredith

A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

We make a living by what we get;
we make a life by what we give

Winston Churchill

Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day

Memorial Day remembering those served
All gave some, some gave all gone but never forgotten!

The boundaries between life and death are
at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends
and where the other begins?

Edgar Allen Poe

Men fear death, as if unquestionably the
greatest evil, and yet no man knows that
it may not be the greatest good.

William Mitford

I know death has ten thousand several doors for men to take their exits

John Webster

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

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was.

Hebrew Proverb

Sometimes, when one person is absent,
the whole world seems depopulated
Allphonse de Lamartine

Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare

Death is the veil which those who live call life:
They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Blysshe Shelley

Memorial Day Thank You Quotes

Memorial Day Thank You Quotes

Thanks for making the stars shine so bright in our flag.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

President Thomas Jefferson

True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
Robert Reich

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?
~Henry Ward Beecher

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Our flg does not fly because the wind moves it...
It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!Oliver Wendell Holmes

-Henry Ward Beecher

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