Home Pastors Articles for Pastors 50 Best Memorial Day Quotes: Famous Sayings to Remember Our Heroes

50 Best Memorial Day Quotes: Famous Sayings to Remember Our Heroes

More Memorial Day Quotes

26. “As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one.” —Beth Pennington


27. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” —Theodore Roosevelt
memorial day quotes Theodore Roosevelt


28. “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
memorial day quotes john f kennedy


29. “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.” — Elie Wiesel memorial day quotes Elie Wiesel


30. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton memorial day quotes chesterton


31. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” — Benjamin Disraeli
memorial day quotes benjamin disraeli


32. “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” — Jennifer M. Granholm
memorial day quote jennifer m granholm


33. “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” —Sun Tzumemorial day quotes sun tzu


34. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” —Douglas MacArthur
memorial day quotes douglas macarthur


35. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis
memorial day quotes elmer davis


36. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” —Bob Dylan memorial day quotes bob dylan


37. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” —St. Ambrose memorial day quotes st ambrose


38. “May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” — Sgt. Major Bill Paxtonmemorial day quotes freedom isnt free Major Bill Paxton


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


40. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” —Thomas Campbellmemorial day quotes Campbell patroits blood


41. “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” — John Doolittlememorial day quotes john doolittle


42. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied, outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” —Adlai Stevenson IImemorial day quotes patriotism Stevenson


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


44. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” — Theodore Rooseveltmemorial day quotes theodore roosevelt never throughout history


45. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud memorial day quotes Malamud without heroes


46. “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
memorial day quotes Judd Gregg


47. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” —Claudia Pembertonmemorial day quotes Pemberton america without her soldiers


48. “If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” —Unknownmemorial day quotes if you want to thank a soldier


49. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”—Mary Roachmemorial day quotes Mary Roach heroism


50. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” —Norman Schwarzkopfmemorial day quotes Norma Schwarzkopf doesnt take a hero to order men into battle


Typically, Memorial Day weekend is a time of backyard get-togethers and barbecues. Instead of saying “Happy Memorial Day,” let’s take pause with these patriotic Memorial Day quotes and thoughts, visit cemeteries of loved ones lost, decorate with flags, and buy a poppy to recognize the sacrifices made.

We hope you enjoyed these Memorial Day quotes. What other Memorial Day quotes would you add? Next, find Memorial Day sermon ideas and Memorial Day tribute videos.