Veteran’s Day Quotes

I found this on Huffington Post, from 2009, and thought I’d share it here.  Taking a few moments today to recognize those that sacrifice themselves for our country.  Let’s hope that we find more peace and less war in the coming years.

Veteran’s Day Quotes are not hard to come by, but here’s a compilation of some of the best and most famous in one place (

My favorites are from Holmes, Narosky, and Ozick.


“Freedom is never free.”

-Author Unknown

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

-Maya Angelou

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?”

-George Canning

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

-G.K. Chesterton

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

-Elmer Davis

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.”

-Thomas Dunn English

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.”

-Gary Hart

“Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.”

-Arthur Koestler

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?'”

-Eve Merriam

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”

-Michel de Montaigne

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

-Jose Narosky

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

-Cynthia Ozick

“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.”

-Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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