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.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
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.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
War is organized murder, and nothing else.
Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
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.
We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
I am convinced that America's great sea of goodwill can be, in fact, a rising tide, a tide that could lift every veteran and every family of our wounded and fallen.
When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting.
Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Freedom is never free.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
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