24 Memorial Day Quotes That Honor Our Nation’s Heroes

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Who would we be without the men and women who gave their lives for the betterment of ours? What would we have if not for the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom?

On May 25th, we recognize the bravery of all those who have died while serving our country. Let us honor the memory of our fallen heroes with these Memorial Day quotes.


“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt Click To Tweet
“Home of the free, because of the brave.” - Unkown Click To Tweet
“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” - Helen Keller Click To Tweet
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” - Bob Dylan Click To Tweet
“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.” - Barack Obama Click To Tweet
“May we never forget freedom isn’t free.” - Unknown Click To Tweet
“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” - Mary Roach Click To Tweet
“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” - Claudia Pemberton Click To Tweet
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” - Elie Wiesel Click To Tweet
“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” - Unknown Click To Tweet
“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.” - Bernard Malamud Click To Tweet
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy Click To Tweet
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” - Elmer Davis Click To Tweet
“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” - Joseph Rodman Drake Click To Tweet
“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” - Theodore Roosevelt Click To Tweet
“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” - Calvin Coolidge Click To Tweet
“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” - James A. Garfield Click To Tweet
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” - Maya Angelou Click To Tweet
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time.” - Mark Twain Click To Tweet
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” - G.K. Chesterton Click To Tweet
“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” - Eleanor Roosevelt Click To Tweet
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” - George S. Patton Click To Tweet
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” - Joseph Campbell Click To Tweet
“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” - Adlai Stevenson II Click To Tweet

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Madison Pieper is the Multimedia Content Producer for SUCCESS. With a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she has a passion for creative storytelling both on and off the camera. Outside of work, Madison loves figure skating, fashion and spending time with her friends and family.

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