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Best Memorial Day Quotes

These Memorial Day Quotes are truly inspiring as brave men and women have taken the courage to protect our freedoms and dreams. There is nothing greater than fighting for what you believe in, but for your country that truly takes courage and bravery. May those who have chosen to be brave for our country be encouraged.

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Patriotic Side Porch Flag

Now this is a way to decorate your home is such a
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Cable Knit Blanket

This is such a gift that can be used in different ways as well as a lovely patriotic gift

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Teddy Roosevelt Quote

This is quote truly inspirational. Failure is not a final count only if you keep trying.

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Best Memorial Day Quotes

Thank you to the troops that have fought for our freedoms. May your sacrifice and bravery be seen daily in the laughter of sweet little kids and their freedoms of becoming the very best of themselves. 

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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes. Maya Angelou 

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

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

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. Elie Wiesel 

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. Sun Tsu

The legacy of heroes — the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example. Benjamin Desraeli

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. St. Ambrose

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

Special Memorial Day Quotes

The true power of any freedom is founded on peace and respect of each other. Bravery is found in the ability and desire to protect each other regardless of any fear. Our troops do that daily.  .


Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  Benjamin Franklin 

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

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

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

Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps. Emily Potter

He loves his country best who strives to make it best.  Robert. G Ingersoll 

The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides 

There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country. Nick Lampson

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

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

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

May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free. Sgt. Major Bill Paxton 

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


Memorial Day Quotes and Gratitude

This beautiful Memorial Day my gratitude is overflowing as I see the wonders of this country, from the mountains to the rivers and from the old souls to the newborns. Thank you for your sacrifice. 


There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.  Gen. James H. Doolittle

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

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen

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

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

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

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

America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. Paul Tsongas

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


Patriotic Memorial Day Quotes 

The dedication of our service women and men is truly an act of courage, bravery and the ultimate form of protecting our freedom. 


We were at war. I wanted to do my part. Stephen Kraft

I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight. George S. Patton

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton

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

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. Dan Lipinski

The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons. Frank Nugent

Discipline is the soul of an army. George Washington

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer. Lewis Mumford

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


Memorial Day Quotes about Courage

A soldier’s uniform is decorated with courage, bravery and dedication to protect the freedoms and dreams of both the young and the old.


I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature. Edward Gibbon

If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. Douglas MacArthur

No guts, no glory. Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back. Heraclitus

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

Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins. British Special Air Service (SAS)


Memorial Day Quotes and Sayings

Thank you for your service of courage, you run towards the danger and fear, where most us crumble and flee. 


Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given. Orson Scott Card, Enders Game

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. Colonel David Hackworth

From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. Thomas Jefferson

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine

A safe army is better than a safe border.  B.R. Ambedkar

We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Aaron Sorkin

No man is a man until he has been a soldier. Louis de Bernières

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. William Shakespeare


Memorial Day Quotes for Loved Ones

As you celebrate this Memorial Day, may your hopes, dreams and freedoms be renewed for the love of this country and uplifted for the new generation.


Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. Malcolm X

War is too important to be left to the generals. Georges Clémenceau

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George S. Patton Jr.

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G.K. Chesterton

The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country. Kim Jong-un

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. Robert G. Ingersoll

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. Dan Lipinski

Surprise is an event that occurs in the mind of an enemy commander. Jerry Pournelle

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

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  John Quincy Adams

I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget. George W. Bush


Thank You Memorial Day Quotes  

The act of bravery is not in the absence of fear or doubt, but truly founded in courage and perseverance and being strong willed.


How can men boast that they control their own destiny when they cannot solve the problems of war?  Billy Graham

Modern war is the most highly developed of all sciences. We have perfected our weapons but failed to perfect the men who use them. Billy Graham

Live for something rather than die for nothing. General George S. Patton

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.  Carl von Clausewitz

A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons. Admiral David D. Porter

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

A person cannot be a Marine without honor. General Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.

I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.  Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly

 “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.  General George Smith Patton, Jr.


Last Quote 

As we celebrate this Memorial Day, may your day be filled gratitude and with everything that is wonderful. May your freedoms continue to expand and being thankful for those that have shaped and protected us through acts known and unknown 



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