Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and remember those who have played a part in creating the life we enjoy. Surely there is no more fitting way to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country than to celebrate the very qualities for which they died: life in all its richness, liberty to discover all that life offers and the pursuit of happiness through community, family, prosperity, opportunity, freedom, equality and safety.
Here are some inspirational quotes from learned people and scriptures .We hope you enjoy reading these quotes. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
- “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman
- “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime” – Adlai Stevenson
- “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” – Barack Obama
- “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
- “No arsenal, or no weapons in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” – Ronald Reagan
- “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
- “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton, Jr.
- “How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes.” – Maya Angelou
- “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – K. Chesterton
- “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.” – Christopher Gadsden
- “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” – Elie Wiesel
- “Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.” – Emily Potter
- “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
- “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
- “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt