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

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

- Martin Luther King

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

- James Gates Percival

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

A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

- George William Curtis

True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.

- George Washington

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

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.

- Daniel Webster

Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?

- Henry Ward Beecher

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.

- Michael N. Castle

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

- Philip James Bailey

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.

- Will Carleton

In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice.

- Doc Hastings

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

- Mark Twain

 

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