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10 Memorial Day Quotes That Honor America’s Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who bravely sacrificed their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom. Here are ten of our favorite quotes to help honor and remember these heroes on this important day.

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who bravely sacrificed their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom. Here are ten of our favorite quotes to help honor and remember these heroes on this important day.

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Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. 

—Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States


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This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. 

—Elmer Davis, Author

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Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. 

—Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States


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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. 

—James Allen, Author


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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, 35th President of the United States


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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. 

—G.K. Chesterton, Writer


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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, Poet

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So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. 

—Helen Keller, Author


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America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels. 

—Claudia Pemberton, Author


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The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country. 

—George S. Patton Jr., General of the U.S. Army

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