27 Veterans Day Quotes That Will Make You Thankful For Those Who Served

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Humbling Veterans Day Quotes

These Veterans Day quotes will help Americans reflect on the importance of the holiday. Above all, Veteran's Day is a time to remember and honor those who have served our country. Whether it's been fifty years or just a few days since someone last served, they will always deserve our recognition!

We also allow Veterans Day to be a celebration. It's a day for family and friends to get together and enjoy food and good company, all with our veterans in mind. These humbling quotes about veterans are a perfect way to begin celebrating Veterans Day.

Mighty Veterans Day Quotes

  • "America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world." - John Doolittle

  • "The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect." - Bill Frist

  • "American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels." - Claudia Pemberton

  • "Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism." - Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "In this Veteran's Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten." - Catherine Pulsifer

  • "This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." - Elmer Davis

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

  • "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." - Jose Narosky

Heroic Veterans Day Quotes

  • "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." - Winston Churchill

  • "The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur

  • "In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one." - H. L. Mencken

  • "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." - Hercules

  • "The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another." - George Eliot

  • "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

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

  • "America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago." - Steve Buyer

  • "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." - Patrick Henry

Top Veterans Day Quotes

  • "In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it." - Barack Obama

  • "This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget - lest our memories should fade, 'twas our boys that we lost, 'twas a high price they paid." - Greta Zwaan

  • "I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses." - Chris Kyle

  • "Courage in danger is half the battle." - Plautus

  • "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." - Dan Lipinski

  • "There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism." - Alexander Hamilton

  • "The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude." - Jeff Miller

  • "The precondition to freedom is security." - Rand Beers

  • "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick

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