A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
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.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.