63 Veterans Day Quotes to Honour our former Warriors

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A military veteran or a ‘vet’ as they like to say is a person who once served his country through being in the armed forces and as we all may have heard, once a soldier is always a soldier and hence each and every one of those veterans is respectable and honourable as long as the earth lives. And hence Veterans Day is observed every year in The United States on 11th of November as a Federal holiday. So here we have brought the best Veterans Day Quotes ans Sayings for you to look up, feel proud and share.

Many of us confuse the Veterans Day to Memorial Day which is observed on the last Monday of May, but the difference is very basic. Memorial Day is for remembering our martyrs whereas Veterans Day is observed for showing our gratitude to all those who once served in the armed forces. Veteran’s Day was initially introduced as Armistice Day. It was announced in 1919 exactly one year after the armistice that ended World War I and hence Armistice Day. Although in 1954, the day was officially renamed as the Veterans Day which was designated to show respect and gratitude towards all of our veterans throughout the history, for every coming year.

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So coming 11th November, we are once again commemorating our resting soldiers, through these grateful Veterans Day Quotes ans Sayings, take a look, share with each and every veteran you know and thank them for their part in our peaceful days and free lives:

Veterans Day Quotes

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Veterans Day Quotes

1. “Americans never quit.” — Douglas MacArthur

2.  “This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans.” — Thomas M. Smith

3. “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” — John Doolittle

4. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” — Steve Buyer

5. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” —Maya Angelou

Veterans Day Quotes by Maya Angelou

6. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel

7. “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” — Judd Gregg

8. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

9. “America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.” — Jim Ramstad

10. “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” Claudia Pemberton

Veterans Day Quotes by Claudia Pemberton

11. “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”—George S. Patton Jr.

12. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt

13. “Freedom is never free.” —Unknown

14. “Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; fold the whole Earth in peace.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

15. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”—Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Veterans Day Quotes by Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

16. “This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis

17. “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

18. “I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest.” —Chris Kyle

19. “Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” —Albert Camus

20. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.”
 — Bill Shuster

Veterans Day Quotes by Bill Shuster

21. “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right.” —Peter Marshall

22. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” —Jose Narosky

23. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” Bob Dylan

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

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

Veterans Day Quotes by Jeff Miller

26. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” —Billy Graham

27. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” —Michel de Montaigne

28. “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry

29. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form or a readiness to die.” —G.K. Chesterton

30. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” —G.K. Chesterton

Veterans Day Quotes by G.K Chesterton

31. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

32. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” —George Orwell

33. “Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”—Douglas MacArthur

34. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”—Benjamin Disraeli

35. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”—Nick Lampson

Veterans Day Quotes by Nick Lampson

36. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” —Unknown

37. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” —Cynthia Ozick

38. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” —Winston Churchill

39. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”—Wallace Bruce


Veterans Quotes by US Presidents

40. “I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.” — George W. Bush

Veterans Day Quotes by George W. Bush

41. “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

42. “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.'” — John F. Kennedy

43. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” —Barack Obama

44. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” —Barack Obama

45. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” —Ronald Reagan

Veterans Day Quotes by Ronald Reagan

46. “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 the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” —George Washington

47. “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 best he can, the same cause.” —Abraham Lincoln

48. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” —Woodrow Wilson

Veterans Day Sayings

49. “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.”—Harry S. Truman

Veterans Day Quotes by Harry S. Truman

50. “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

51. “The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” — Henry Waxman

52. “For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night.” — Timothy Ciciora

53. “We can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that’s not just measured in words or gestures.” — Jennifer Granholm

54. “We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.'” — Allen West

55. “The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.” — Steve Buyer

56. “Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.” — John Warner

57. “But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.” — Nick Lampson

58. “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- “God Bless the U.S.A.”

Veterans Day Quotes by Lee Greenwood

59. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not withstanding, go out to meet it.” —Thucydides

60. “Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” —Winston Churchill

61. “On this Veteran’s 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

62. “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

63. “America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.” — Sarah Palin

Final Words

Veterans for a country are the people who safeguarded the country and kept it independent and hoisted its flag high and in the process they kept their families, bodies and life at bay. And in return, we salute all of them who fought fearlessly, over and over again, without any complaints, just out of pure love for their country and countrymen. We here are proudly celebrating Veterans Day, you can too by sharing these Veterans Quotes and Sayings which show gratitude. Have a great day ahead.

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