Thursday, 30 March 2017

Famous Memorial Day Quotes, Images, Wishes, Greetings


Famous Memorial Day Quotes, Images, Wishes, Greetings:

Memorial Day is derived from Decoration Day which is announced as a federal holiday in the USA on the remembrance of the people who died for the country in armed forces and served for us. It is observed as the holiday every year on the last Monday of May month. 
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Memorial Day Quotes
Memorial Day is celebrated to honor all Americans who died in the military service, Officially Waterloo N.Y. is declared as the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson during May 1966.



"The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land," he proclaimed. 
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!
~Thomas Campbell 
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

Memorial Day Images: Happy Memorial Day Greetings

During the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, with 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.








Don't get confused with Veterans Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Both days are different each day has its own significance. 

Memorial Day Wishes, Happy Memorial Day Quotes:

By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.  ~Daniel Webster

With the tears, a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." --Benjamin Disraeli

"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." --H. Norman Schwarzkopf

"Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart." --Washington Irving

Richard Nixon, 1974
Peace is the real and right memorial for those who have died in the war.

George W. Bush, 2003
Their sacrifice was great, but not in vain. All Americans and every free nation on earth can trace their liberty to the white markers of places like Arlington National Cemetery. And may God keep us ever grateful.

Woodrow Wilson, 1914
They do not need our praise. They do not need that our admiration should sustain them. There is no immortality that is safer than theirs. We come not for their sakes but for our own, in order that we may drink at the same springs of inspiration from which they themselves drank.

Lise Hand
"That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end."

Louis Pasteur
"It is surmounting difficulties that make heroes."

James Gates Percival
"Green sods are all their monuments and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids."

“I Only Regret That I Have only One Life To Lose For My Country and to protect.” – Nathan Hale

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow men.” – Richard Watson Gilder

“Fold him in his country’s stars. Roll the drum and fire the volley! What to him are all our wars, What but death be mocking folly?” – George Henry Boker

The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression. -Web Dubois
The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. -Saint Augustine
And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

"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." — Norman Schwarzkopf

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours." — Wallace Bruce

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." — Joseph Campbell

Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 "with the choicest flowers of springtime" urged: "We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic."

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

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