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

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Memorial Day is a day to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We’ve gathered a list of Memorial Day quotes, messages, sayings, greetings, captions, speeches, images, poetry, tributes, wishes, and thank you notes to recognize this important day. May we always remember the fallen heroes who have protected our country. Please share these Memorial Day quotes on your social media.

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

1. “May we never forget freedom isn’t free.”—Unknown

 

2. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” —President Franklin D. Roosevelt
memorial day quotes franklin d roosevelt

 

3. “We don’t know them all but we owe them all.” —Unknown
memorial day quotes we dont know them all but we owe them all

 

4. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” —Nick Lampson, United States Representative
memorial day quotes nick lampson

 

5. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”—Unknown
memorial day quotes our flag does not fly because the wind moves it

 

6. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” —George S. Patton, United States Army General
memorial day quotes george s patton

 

7. “Home of the free, because of the brave.” —Unknown

memorial day quotes home of the free because of the brave

 

8. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. —John 15:13
memorial day quotes john 15:13

 

9. “We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” —President Ronald Reagan
memorial day quote president ronald reagan

 

10. “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. America will never forget their sacrifices.” —President Harry S Truman
memorial day quotes president harry s truman

 

11. “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.” — President John. F. Kennedy
memorial day quotes president john f. kennedy

 

12. “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” —Drake, early American poet memorial day quotes glory lights the soldiers tomb and beauty weeps the brave

 

13. “As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.” – John M. McHugh, United States Representative memorial day quotes we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars

 

14. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” — President Barack Obama
memorial day quotes Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” — President Barack Obama

 

15. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” —Joseph Campbell, prolific American author
memorial day quotes A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself

 

16. “Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” —Daniel Webster, United States Secretary of State memorial day quotes “Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” —Daniel Webster, United States Secretary of State

 

17. “The brave die never, though they sleep in the dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.” —Minot J. Savage, American author
memorial day quotes “The brave die never, though they sleep in the dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.” —Minot J. Savage, American author

 

18. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” —Jeff Miller, United States Representative memorial day quotes The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.—Jeff Miller, United States Representative

 

19. “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” —James A. Garfield
memorial day quotes "We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue." James A. Garfield

 

20. “On this day, take time to remember those who have fallen. But on every day after, do more; put the freedoms they died for to greater and nobler uses.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Author memorial day quotes “On this day, take time to remember those who have fallen. But on every day after, do more; put the freedoms they died for to greater and nobler uses.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Author

 

21. “Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” —Pete Hegseth, former Army National Guard officer and former executive director of political advocacy groups Vets for Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America
memorial day quotes pete hegseth

 

22. “On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty.” —President Donald J. Trump, 2018 Presidential Proclamation
memorial day quotes president President Donald J. Trump

 

23. “It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired….But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember.” —President Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan’s Veteran’s Day speech)
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24. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” —Billy Graham
memorial day quotes billy graham

 

25. “Here men endured that a nation might live.”—Herbert Hoover
memorial day quotes herbert hoover

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