Memorial Day Quotes 2017

First of all, wish you all a very Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. The day first originated in the United States as Decoration Day right after the American Civil War of 1868. Grand Army of the Republic which was an organization of Union veterans that was founded in Decatur, Illinois had first established it.

In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year, but the third Monday of May is the official day where we all come together to honor our fallen soldiers. In honor of Memorial Day, we’ve collected some of the best Memorial Day Quotes 2017 that you can share and how we should honor those who make the greatest sacrifice in the name of patriotism. Check them out here:

Happy Memorial Day 2017 Quotes

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”

-Nathan Hale.

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree”

-Poet Thomas Campbell

“Only the dead have seen the end of war”

-Plato

Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.

-James Gates Percival

For love of country they accepted death… 

-James A. Garfield

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

Francis Marion Crawford

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold

Rupert Brooke

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

Benjamin Disraeli

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived

- George S. Patton

While only one day of the year is dedicated to honoring our veterans, American’s must never forget the sacrifices many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedom

- Congressman Randy Neugebauer

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 Forces make to defend our way of life

- Politician Robin Hayes

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

Antonio Porchia

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

Nelson Mandela

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

- The Wonder Years

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

-Helen Keller

Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

-Rossiter W. Raymond

I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes.

-Vladimir Nabokov

The flames can not burn away the past. They only make the shadows leap higher." -Max PayneThe best road to progress is freedom's road. 

- John F. Kennedy

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

-Nelson Mandela

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