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60 Best Memorial Day Quotes 2024: Inspiring Words of Remembrance and Gratitude

Today is Memorial Day because it is the last Monday of May and today is the 29th of May. Many of you are looking for some of the best Memorial Day Quotes 2024 to share with your friends, family members, and other beloved ones. So in this article, we have come up with some of the best quotes that you will surely like.

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Happy Memorial Day Quotes

Below are some of the best Memorial Day quotes for you:

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Happy Memorial Day Quotes

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  1. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy.
  2. “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” – Elie Wiesel.
  3. “Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.” – Emily Potter.
  4. “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.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
  5. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
  6. “For the love of the country, they accepted death. – President James A. Garfield
  7. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – General George S. Patton
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  9. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”- Barack Obama
  10. “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
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  12. “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”- Calvin Coolidge
  13. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”- Theodore Roosevelt
  14. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  15. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”- General Douglas MacArthur
  16. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”- Joseph Campbell
  18. “Never was so much owed by so many few.”- Winston Churchill
  19. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” -Thomas Campbell
  20. “Home of the free, because of the brave.” – Unknown
  21. “To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.”- Unknown
  22. “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
  23. .”The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.”- Minot J. Savage
  24. “May we never forget freedom isn’t free.”- Unknown
  25. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”- James Allen
  26. “Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.”- Rodney Frelinghuysen
  27. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”- Unknown
  28. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”- George S. Patton
  29. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”- Benjamin Disraeli
  30. “For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”- James A. Garfield
  31. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”- Wallace Bruce
  32. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”- Elmer Davis
  33. “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
  34. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”- Mary Roach
  35. “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”- Sun Tzu
  36. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”- G.K. Chesterson
  37. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”- Adlai Stevenson II
  38. “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
  39. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”- Claudia Pemberton
  40. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”- Helen Keller
  41. “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.”- Elie Wisel
  42. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai Stevenson
  43. “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”- Charles de Gaulle
  44. “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
  45. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”- Jeff Miller
  46. “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”- Bob Riley
  47. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”- Nick Lampson
  48. “Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes– is our Army of the Dead.”- Will Carleton
  49. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”- John F. Kennedy
  50. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”- Martin Luther King Jr
  51. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”- Nathan Hale
  52. “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”- William J. Clinton
  53. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”- Mark Twain
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  55. “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.”- Christopher Gadsen
  56. “A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.” – Charles E. Jefferson
  57. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”- John Adams
  58. “If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” – Unknown
  59. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”- Ronald Reagan
  60. “Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster

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We hope you all have liked our Memorial Day quotes collections. If you are planning to share some with the persons you want, you can pick any of the quotes from our collection and spend this Memorial Day in your own style.

José Vieira

José Vieira has been the event news writer at National Day Zreview since 2024. He researched the days and discovered fun facts. People looking for a reason to celebrate. His passion for helping everyone celebrate with special events, helpful tips, discounts, deals, and plenty of fun.

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