Veterans Day is the day we, citizens of the United States of America, honor those whom have served our country. I present a handful of quotes. They were not chosen because of the speaker or writer, they were chosen for the words. So on this day let us remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Respect the men and women who have worn and who continue to wear the uniform and serve the United States of America
“Veterans Day is not about the hawk nor the dove. Neither is it about right or left, liberal or conservative, republican or democrat. Most definitely, it is not about politics nor politicians. November 11th is about — Veterans. Let us praise them. Let us honor them. Let us never, forget them.”
—Joe Leonardi, U.S. Navy Veteran
“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.” — George Washington
“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
— Ronald Reagan
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, Notebook, 1935
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good
enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Speech to veterans, Springfield, IL, July 4, 1903
“Heroism is latent in every human soul – However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials – privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-”
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier.
And, our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag. — Senator Zell Miller of Georgia
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ~Gary Hart
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire
to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton
[Mr. President, how did you become a war hero?]
It was absolutely involuntary. They sank my boat.
John F. Kennedy