I often wondered what it must take for a soldier to willingly forsake their life of comfort and security, and embrace a life of danger. On Veterans Day, when the nation rises to salute and honor the service of brave war veterans, a feeling of pride surges in my heart. I know that our gratitude and love can in no way match their sacrifice. However, we can make a beginning by acknowledging their contribution, and helping them in whatever way we can.
Some of these famous Veterans Day quotes will bring a tear to our eyes. These quotes are a reminder of the sacrifices of our veterans. Make a solemn oath to your country this Veterans Day. Promise to be loyal and patriotic until your last breath.
Your patriotism need not involve joining the military. Each one of us can enlist ourselves as volunteers for public service, or community work. With social work, we can give back to society. Lest the sacrifice of our veterans go unsung, let us commemorate Veterans Day by spreading the message of unity. Wish your friends and family a happy Veterans Day. Quotes are a reminder of our privileged life, and we should cherish these words of inspiration.
- Patrick Henry
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
- Thomas Jefferson
From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
- John F. Kennedy
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.
- Henry Knyvett
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.
- George Patton
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
- George Washington
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.
- GYSGT Correll
Now I recall the Recon Marines ragged, filthy cammie shirted young men in green paint who move silent like the fog with deadly purpose in their eyes. Swift, Silent, Deadly. I smile.
- Mark Twain
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.
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.
- Arthur Koestler
The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.
- Jose Narosky
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
- Sun Tzu
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!
- Cynthia Ozick
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
- Omar Bradley
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.
- George F. Kennan
Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
G. K. Chesterton
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
- Michel de Montaigne
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
- Kevin Hearne, Tricked
As any war veteran will tell you, there is a vast difference between preparing for battle and actually facing battle for the first time.
- Bernard Malamud
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.
- Carol Lynn Pearson
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
- James A. Autry
I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.