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.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Freedom of speech...Freedom of worship...Freedom from want...Freedom from fear.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, lilies and laurels over them we lay, and violets o'er each unforgotten head.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
We who are left, how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used .... Play, smile, think of me .... All is well.
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more. Days of danger, nights of waking.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
I am weary seeing our laboring classes so wretchedly housed, fed, and clothed, while thousands of dollars are wasted every year over unsightly statues. If these great man must have outdoor memorials, let them be in the form of handsome blocks of buildings for the poor
The people who pretend that dying is rather like strolling into the next room always leave me unconvinced. Death, like birth, must be a tremendous event.
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