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  • But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.

    Thomas Dunn English (1885). “The Boy's Book of Battle-lyrics: A Collection of Verses Illustrating Some Notable Events in the History of the United States of America, from the Colonial Period to the Outbreak of the Sectional War”
  • When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?

    George Canning (1826). “Poetical Works ...: Comprising the Whole of the Satires, Odes, Songs, and Other Poems”, p.26
  • Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.

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

    "Celebrating Our She-roes" by Jill S. Tietjen, June 10, 2014.
  • 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.

  • Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

    Winston Churchill (2012). “Churchill: The Power of Words”, p.395, Da Capo Press
  • Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.3610, e-artnow
  • America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.

  • Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

    Years   Remembrance   Age  
    "For the Fallen" l. 13 (1914)
  • Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

    Speech at Harrow School, Harrow, England, 29 Oct. 1941
  • 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.

  • We make war that we may live in peace.

    Nicomachean Ethics bk. 10, 1177b See Vegetius 1
  • You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.

    "'Garfield' creator apologizes for ill-timed Veterans Day comic strip", November 12, 2010.
  • It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

    "Painkiller Deathstreak" by Nicholson Baker, August 9, 2010.
  • The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.

  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

    "A Time for Moral Courage". Reader's Digest, July 1964.
  • Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.

  • The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below

    Gun   Singing   Poppies  
    'In Flanders Fields' (1915)
  • I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"

  • Not gold, but only man can make a people great and strong; men who, for truth and honor's sake, stand fast and suffer long.

    Strong   Men   Long  
  • 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 (2012). “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p.351, Courier Corporation
  • Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

    Sun Tzu “Sun Tzu: The Art of War (Illustrated)”, Charles River Editors
  • Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.

    Speech at Harrow School, Harrow, England, 29 Oct. 1941
  • This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

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

  • But fame is theirs - and future days On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - "These for their country fought and bled."

    Philip Morin Freneau (1861). “Poems on Various Subjects: But Chiefly Illustrative of the Events and Actors in the American War of Independence”, p.293
  • We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

  • 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.

    Abraham Lincoln (2008). “The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln”, p.32, Wildside Press LLC
  • 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.

  • The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.

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