Memorial Day is a holiday reserved to honor our many brave soldiers, and for most families, this time of remembrance is spent with loved ones, enjoying Memorial Day activities and Memorial Day movies over a long holiday weekend. It’s a time to reflect together upon the holiday outside of summer fun — themes of freedom, justice, opportunity and sacrifice abound.
With these Memorial Day quotes and patriotic messages, you’ll be inspired to consider the many liberties we enjoy as Americans. This holiday, take a moment to honor Americans such as our veterans and soldiers by sharing one of these powerful quotes. Whether you have family members in the military or want to remember those who have passed on, spend a moment with those closest to you honoring the individuals that allow us to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.
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There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
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I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
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America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.
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Adlai Stevenson II
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
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This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
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Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
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Minot J. Savage
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.
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Home of the free because of the brave.
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Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.
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We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.
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May we never forget freedom isn’t free.
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America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
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Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
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Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.
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George S. Patton
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.
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Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
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Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.
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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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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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Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
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You will never do anything in this world without courage.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours.
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Here men endured that a nation might live.
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Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.
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