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Famous Memorial Day Quotes

Sing Praises for the Hero With These Famous Memorial Day Quotes


Heroes are ordinary people with hearts of steel. Their courage, determination, and will power make them rise as sentinels of peace and liberty. On this Memorial Day, salute those brave-hearts who lay down their life defending the nation.
  • Aaron Kilbourn
    The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.

  • John A. Logan
    Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.

  • John F. Kennedy
    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

  • Bergen Evans
    Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
    Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays. The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
    With the tears a Land hath shed.
    Their graves should ever be green.

  • Joseph Drake
    And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.

  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
    Heroism is latent in every human soul. However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself ? For some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.

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