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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance to honor those brave individuals who fought for our freedom. While the long weekend kicks off the beginning of summer and may remind Americans that endless barbecues and blissful days outdoors await, the holiday is truly a time to reflect on the significance of patriotism, freedom and justice.
While you’re taking in the summer sun, watching your favorite Memorial Day movies and listening to Memorial Day songs, you’ll be encouraged to honor our courageous heroes this holiday by considering the true meaning behind Memorial Day — and these patriotic quotes can help. It’s a moment for us to be thankful for the freedom we possess as American citizens. Read on for our favorite quotes to capture the sentiment.
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My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
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In America, change is possible. It’s in our hands. Together, I know we’ll get there. Look how far we’ve already come.
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The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.
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I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
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Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country.
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One cannot be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.
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America is full of success stories featuring victories by the underdog.
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When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery … It takes all the people — black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants — to make up America.
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I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.
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William J. Clinton
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
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May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
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John F. Kennedy
Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
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I think there are few things more patriotic than taking the time to make your country a better place.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
America is known as a country that welcomes people to its shores. All kinds of people.
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America is not just a country, it’s an idea.
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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.
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I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth.
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Dreams are the foundation of America.
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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
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In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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You cannot separate peace and freedom. Because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
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