Veterans Day Quotes

Patriotic words to honor men and women who’ve served in the military

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On Veterans Day, people across the nation honor the brave men and women who served in our country’s military with heartfelt remembrances and thanks. The following inspirational Veteran’s Day quotes remind us that the cost of freedom is seldom free:

“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 —honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.”—Abraham Lincoln

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”—George Orwell

“Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says, ‘Bad war, good soldier.’ Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.”―Max Cleland

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

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”—General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.”—Ronald Reagan

“The nicest veterans…the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.”
―Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse-Five”

“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

“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.”
―Claudia Pemberton

Article by Simran Khurana for Thoughtco.

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