The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
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.
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 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.
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.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
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.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
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.
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.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
What wounded veteran's don't need is sympathy. THey need to be treated like the men they are: equals, heroes, and people who still have tremendous value for society.
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
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.
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.
When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Freedom is never free.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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.
At the same time, we're going to take care of our military and we're going to take care of our great, great, great veterans.
It's important for me to highlight my views for veterans who've fought for America and at the same time don't have anything to show for it. It's kind of dear to me.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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