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Memorial Day Quotes

May 16th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Celebrate our heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day occurs each year on the last Monday of May. It is a day set aside to celebrate the men and women who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Take some time this Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices made. If you are attending any sort of Memorial Day ceremony or just want to pay tribute, these Memorial Day quotes are a great way to honor those who served. These quotes are full of patriotism, hope, and honor.

Our favorite Memorial Day quotes

On Memorial Day, you may not know how to pay respect to those who gave their lives for our country. Quotes and sayings are a great way to do that! These sayings so eloquently say the things we want to express. You might be giving a speech at a community event, giving a card to a service member, or you might just update your Facebook status to one of these great Memorial Day quotes, but whatever you do, these sayings can help you articulate your gratitude for those who gave their lives serving our country.

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

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

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” – William J. Clinton

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” – Bob Riley

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

“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, 'cause 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

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

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

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

“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.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

“Bravery never goes out of fashion.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

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

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall 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

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

I hope you found a Memorial Day quote to help you convey your thoughts on this Memorial Day. If you have other sayings for Memorial Day, leave us a comment. We would love to add to the list!

And to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces or are a part of a military family, the U-Pack family thanks you for your service and sacrifice.