25 Greatest Memorial Day Quotes

My Greatest Memorial Day Quotes... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who died in military service for their country.

  1. For love of country they accepted death...
    ~James A. Garfield

  2. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    ~From a headstone in Ireland

  3. And I'm proud to be an American,where at least I know I'm free.And I won't forget the men who died,who gave that right to me.
    ~Lee Greenwood

  4. They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  5. Spirit, that made those heroes dareTo die, and leave their children free,Bid Time and Nature gently spareThe shaft we raise to them and thee.
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.

  7. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    ~Billy Graham

  8. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

  9. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
    ~Arthur Ashe

  10. We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.
    ~Albert Einstein

  11. That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
    ~Lise Hand

  12. Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
    ~Publilius Syrus

  13. The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
    ~Corra Harris

  14. 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 Norman Schwarzkopf

  15. Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
    ~Calvin Coolidge

  16. 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

  17. Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day.
    ~Will Carleton

  18. When we say "War is over if you want it," we mean that if everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we'd have peace.
    ~John Lennon

  19. Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
    ~Martin Luther

  20. It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
    ~Louis Pasteur

  21. The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.
    ~Rev. Aaron Kilbourn

  22. The purpose of all war is peace.
    ~Saint Augustine

  23. These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.
    ~Robert G. Ingersoll

  24. Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.
    ~James Gates Percival

  25. The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
    ~Benjamin Disraeli

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