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.
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 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.
Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
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.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
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.
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.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.
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.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
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.
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