Famous Memorial Day Quotes, Images, Wishes, Greetings:
|Memorial Day Quotes|
Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher
Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival
Is’t death to fall for Freedom’s right?
He’s dead alone who lacks her light!
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
“Only the dead have seen the end of war”-Plato A poignant point by one of history’s most important thinkers, the one and only Plato. We all yearn for the day when the living sees the end of war as well.
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”-Nathan Hale. This is a quote that may not ring true for all, but for dedicated and loyal soldiers, it is sentiment that can be heartfelt and humbling.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”-Joseph Campbell. The term “hero” is thrown around more often than it actually should be, but you will know a real hero when you see one. They are people who do something for the greater good in an unselfish act.
“As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
“The effects of loss are acute, and unique to each individual. Not everyone mourns in the same way, but everyone mourns.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
“Affirming that we will soon live in a world where we no longer need such sacrifices. That our conflicts will be solved with open hearts, communication, cooperation and compassion for each other.” ― Eileen Anglin
“The atrocities of war are only overshadowed by the heroism of their dead.” ― Todd Stocker
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” — Aristotle
“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.” — Robin Hayes
“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” — George William Curtis
Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays ... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
"Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice." – Barack Obama