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Veterans Day Quotes

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.Giuseppe Garibaldi

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” Maya Angelou

A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart. – Hercules

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our has earned them our lasting gratitude. Jeff Miller 


This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid. Greta Zwaan, 

The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that.Allan Keller

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

“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.” Arthur Koestler

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur

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

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. Michel de Montaigne

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

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 

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

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — Jeff Miller

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!”

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. Douglas MacArthur

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

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers Jose Narosky

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

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

“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.” – John Boehner

“The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that. Allan Keller “

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

The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by .Sebastian Junger

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago. -Steve Buyer

In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten. Catherine Pulsifer 

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.    

Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”– Bernard Malamud

“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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

“Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; fold the whole Earth in peace.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. -Patrick Henry

We gather to remember, to honour those who’ve died,
And thank God for the vet’rans who still stand at our side.
Greta Zwaan,

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

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

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” Abraham Lincoln

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. Giuseppe Garibaldi

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

For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do

We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks. Kate Summers 

Duty, honor, country. those threeHallowed Words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.     Douglas Macarthur

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

“The most certain way of ensuring victory is to march briskly and in good order against the enemy, always endeavoring to gain ground.” Frederick the Great

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

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

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it – Barack Obama

We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The soldier Above all other’s pray’s for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest Wounds scars of war.Douglas Macarthur

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer

“Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.” Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur 

For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do. 

“Support our troops!” we cry, but I say, “Love our veterans!” And when he neglects church, take him cookies anyway. Sing him a song. Pet his cat.” – Chila Woychik

“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

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

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

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

Today we remember – tomorrow as well, the hardships that war brought our way, But, praise to our God that freedom ensued Greta Zwaan, Have We Forgotten? 

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.George Orwell

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” – Sun Tzu

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” Thomas Dunn English

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect. Bill Frist

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” Thomas Dunn English

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon. Horatio Nelson

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” Ronald Reagan

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations … President Woodrow Wilson 

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.Napoleon Bonaparte

This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid.” –  Greta Zwaan

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

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

battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Patrick HenryThe

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. –Jeff Miller

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!Sun Tzu

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.” –  George Eliot

“The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and/or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.” Andrew Bernstein