As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
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.
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.
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.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
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.
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.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
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.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
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.
There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace.
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
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.
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.
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
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