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Memorial Day Quotes 2023: Inspirational Quotes of Those Who Gave Us Our Freedom

Memorial Day Quotes
Many of us think of Memorial Day 2023 and instantly think “three day weekend!”  We think of Memorial Day and we think of barbecues, pool time and family/friend get togethers.  But before we fire up that grill and put on our bathing suits, we need to remember exactly what Memorial Day means.  It was first known as “Decoration Day”, the day flowers were placed on the graves of fallen soldiers in remembrance of those who have served in United States Armed Forced and upheld our freedom.  And as that day approaches, here are some inspirational quotes. I’ve put together this awesome list of Memorial Day quotes 2023 to share and honor those who gave up their lives for our freedom.
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Memorial Day Quotes

Memorial Day Quotes 2023

How important it is to honor our heroes and she-roes. –Maya Angelou

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America. –Bill Clinton

Memorial Day Quotes

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 Schwarzkopf Jr.

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. –Mark Twain

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice. –Barack Obama

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.  Rather we should thank God that such men lived. –George S. Patton

I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is.  Every time we hear, watch or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world. –Ronald Reagan

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. –Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memorial Day Quotes

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. –John F. Kennedy

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. –Nathan Hale

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. –Joseph Campbell

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

For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue. –James A. Garfield

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Memorial Day Quotes

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. –Jeff Miller

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. –Harry S. Truman

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy

For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue. –James A. Garfield

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. –General Douglas MacArthur

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. –Benjamin Disraeli

Memorial Day Quotes

Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. –Mary Roach

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. –Unknown

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. –Billy Graham

Memorial Day Quotes

Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps. –Emily Potter

Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. –Doc Hastings

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

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 this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life. –Robin Hayes

Memorial Day Quotes

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it. –John Thune

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future. –Elie Wiesel

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. –Thomas Campbell

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. –Bob Riley

Over all our happy country over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes–is our Army of the Dead. –Will Carleton