20 Memorial Day Quotes That Honor What the Holiday Is Really About

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

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Let these inspiring, moving, and patriotic quotes be a reminder to thank our servicemen and servicewomen for their courage this Memorial Day weekend.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them."

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John F. Kennedy

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them."

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Minot J. Savage

"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men."

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Unknown

"May we never forget freedom isn't free."

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James A. Garfield

"We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue."

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Adlai Stevenson II

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."

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Thomas Campbell

"The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree."

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Beth Pennington

"As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one."

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Cynthia Ozick

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

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Bob Dylan

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."

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Unknown

"If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for."

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Ronald Reagan

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran does not have that problem."

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Unknown

"We don't know them all, but we owe them all."

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Theodore Roosevelt

"We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage."

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Unknown

"Home of the free, because of the brave."

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Calvin Coolidge

"Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion."

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Unknown

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."

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Bernard Malamud

"Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go."

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Barack Obama

"Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."

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Joseph Campbell

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

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