Veterans Day Quotes

I've compiled a beautiful collection of Veterans Day quotes along with a very inspirational video tribute to our veterans.

I have such an appreciation for our servicemembers. Please let the veterans and servicemembers in your life know how much you appreciate them.


No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
~ Author Unknown

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From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.
~ John Hoeven

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
~ Gary Hart

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
~ George Canning

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
~ Cynthia Ozick

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

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

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

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

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
~ Steve Buyer

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.
~ Doc Hastings

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

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
~ William Shakespeare

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

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~ Eric Hoffer

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Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
~ Omar Bradley

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

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

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

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
~ G.K. Chesterton

There is an amazing something in the American psyche which speaks about courage, and it says, 'Yes I can,' ... Yes, we will overcome it all because we have the spirit to do so.
~ Maya Angelou

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Freedom is never free.
~ Unknown

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

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
~ Thomas Campbell

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
~ Thomas Jefferson

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

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
~ George F. Kennan

Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.
~ Bernard Malamud

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
~ Carol Lynn Pearson

I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.
~ James A. Autry

Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
~ Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

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

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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Love of Country

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

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!
~ Daniel Webster

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
~ John Doolittle

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I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, 'Mother, what was war?'
~ Eve Merriam

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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Responsibility to Vets

America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
~ Jim Ramstad

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
~ Steve Buyer

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
~ Nick Lampson

Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.
~ Nick Lampson

However, as our brave men and women continue to return from the battlefields of the War on Terror, Congress must respond by enacting policies that meet the evolving needs of the veterans community.
~ Randy Neugebauer

Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
~ Steve Buyer

To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
~ Solomon Ortiz

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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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

Soldiers are men... most apt for all manner of services and best able to support and endure the infinite toils and continual hazards of war.
~ Henry Knyvett

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, Notebook, 1935

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

But fame is theirs - and future daysOn pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -'These for their country fought and bled'.
~ Philip Freneau

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Victory belongs to the most persevering.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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Video Tribute to Veterans

I hope you enjoy this patriotic military tribute with music by Toby Keith "American Soldier".

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In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
~ José Narosky

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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