90 Veteran’s Day Quotes to Thank & Appreciate Our Veterans

Looking for veterans day quotes of appreciation? We have rounded up the best collection of Veteran’s Day quotes, sayings, messages, captions, text, (with images and pictures) t0 thank and appreciate the Veterans for the sacrifices and contributions for the country.

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Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive!

Veteran’s Day a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces and is mainly intended to thank the veterans for their sacrifices. These famous quotes to honor our veterans are inspirational and full of gratitude for their selfless services.

Veteran’s Day Quotes

  1. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”

  2. “In valor there is hope.” – Publius Cornelius Tacitus

  3. “She who waits, also serves. Thank a veteran and his wife.”

  4. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – José Narosky

  5. “Here men endured that a nation might live.” – Herbert Hoover

  6. “All gave some, some gave all.” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All

  7. “We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.” – George W. Bush

  8. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

  9. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

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

  11. “I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.” – Ira Hayes

  12. “In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.” – H.L. Mencken

  13. “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster

  14. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Seneca

  15. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” – Nick Lampson

  16. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

  17. “To all the veterans out there, we salute you! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!”

  18. “We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” – Francis A. Walker

  19. “For preserving the liberty of our country, we proudly salute you! Happy Veterans day!”

  20. “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” – Thucydides

  21. “Thank you to all members of our military in all branches, past and present, living and dead.”

  22. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce

  23. “I think there is one higher office than President and I would call that patriot.” – Gary Hart

  24. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton

  25. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

  26. “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

  27. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel de Montaigne

  28. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” – Barack Obama

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

  30. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death.” – Gen. Omar Bradley

  31. “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” – Thomas William Parsons

  32. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

  33. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

  34. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud

  35. “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry

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

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

  38. “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  39. “We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.” – Doc Hastings

  40. “To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.”

  41. “The thing is this: You got to have fun while you’re fightin’ for freedom, ’cause you don’t always win.” – Molly Ivins

  42. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer

  43. “Thanks for all you do for our country and have done. God bless all of you and your families.” – Christie Fuller

  44. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage

  45. “May we never forget that freedom isn’t free… Our deepest gratitude for those who have served for our Country.”

  46. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster

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

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

  49. “Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.” – Michael N. Castle

  50. “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.

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

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

  53. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

  54. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” – George Orwell

  55. “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

  56. “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.” – G.K. Chesterton

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

  58. “Today… and every day… we are grateful for our military service personnel, past and present, and the families who support them.”

  59. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton

  60. “The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.” – Andrew Bernstein

  61. “Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be.” – Douglas MacArthur

  62. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must.” – Barack Obama

  63. “I’ve never had bullets fly by my head, but I’ve experienced freedom cause of men who did! Forever thankful to every veteran’s sacrifice.” – Luke

  64. “The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.” – Madeleine Albright

  65. “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” – Richard Watson Gilder

  66. “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

  67. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur

  68. “I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘Land of the free’ and ‘Home of the brave’. It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest.” – Chris Kyle

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

  70. “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” – John Doolittle

  71. “As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one.” – Beth Pennington

  72. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

  73. “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

  74. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel

  75. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ash

  76. “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U.S.A.”

  77. “My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place — police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” – Sidney Sheldon

  78. “The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” – Henry Waxman

  79. “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

  80. “The flag of America still stands strong, firm and beautiful. Thanks to all the enormous efforts and innumerable sacrifices made by millions of our veterans. We salute them in honor. Happy Veteran’s day.”

  81. “Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.” – John Linder

  82. “War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” – Jimmy Carter

  83. “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

  84. “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

  85. “I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.” – Chris Kyle

  86. “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.” – Giuseppe Garibaldi

  87. “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” – Judd Gregg

  88. “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  89. “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” – Randy Neugebauer

  90. “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” – Dan Lipinski

  91. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” – Abraham Lincoln

  92. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington

  93. “As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear – we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.” – Solomon Ortiz

  94. “Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.” – Steve Buyer

  95. “But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.” – Nick Lampson

  96. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” – Barack Obama

  97. “The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.” – Tom Clancy

  98. “Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.” – Barbara Bush

  99. “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” – Ronald Reagan

  100. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” – Woodrow Wilson


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