Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
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.
Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men
Have the courage to act instead of react.
From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
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.
We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
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.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
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