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.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
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.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
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.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
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.
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.
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
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.
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
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.
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.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
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 fear holding on a minute longer.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
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