Famous Memorial Day Quotes

Sing Praises for the Hero With These Famous Memorial Day Quotes

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Heroes are ordinary people with hearts of steel. Their courage, determination, and will power make them rise as sentinels of peace and liberty. On this Memorial Day, salute those brave-hearts who lay down their life defending the nation.

It could have been your neighbor's son, or daughter. When a mother loses a child in battle, she never forgets her loss. Will the mother's eyes glow with pride when she looks at a nation doing well, thanks to her martyred son? Let the bereaved mother not regret her son's sacrifice. You can make Memorial Day special by spreading the message of love and peace.

You can choose your mode of expression. Some like to host Memorial Day weekend parties to celebrate life. Others attend Memorial Day service and parades to express their solidarity. Still others prefer to be vocal on social media platforms, that give them the maximum reach. With a greater awareness and a unified ideology, you can bring about a social awakening that can shake governments and create a stir in powerful circles.

Famous Memorial Day quotes such as the ones listed on this page give you a peak into the minds of great personalities. Their words can etch an everlasting impression in the minds of young leaders. Share these quotes and bring about a sea change in the mindset of people. Make your Memorial Day a celebration to remember.

Aaron Kilbourn

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.

John A. Logan

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.

John F. Kennedy

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Bergen Evans

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays. The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

With the tears a Land hath shed.
Their graves should ever be green.

Joseph Drake

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Heroism is latent in every human soul. However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself ? For some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.