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.
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.
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.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
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.
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.
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
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.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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.
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.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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