A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
They fell, but o'er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
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.
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
When you are sorrowful, look again.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
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.
A horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
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.
Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.
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