Memorial Day: Quotes To Honor Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day Quotes for Leaders

Memorial Day is a time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in the defense of our country and fellow citizen. There are many ways to honor those who have fallen in battle, and finding Memorial Day quotes to share on social media, trivial as that may sound, is a good place to start.  It’s important that leaders are cognizant of current events and recognize leadership in all its forms.

Here are some great quotes for this patriotic holiday:


Memorial Day

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — Jeff Miller

“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” – Aaron Kilbourn

“For love of country they accepted death.” — James A. Garfield

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” — Bob Riley

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” – Paul Tsongas

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight: The glory is theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce

“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” – Michael N. Castle

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“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.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale

“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” — Thomas William Parsons

“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

“Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s 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.” – Pete Hegseth

“The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.”- Ronald Reagan

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