25 Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes

Memorial Day Quotes. Every year on this day we celebrate those who have served our country on this day.

Memorial Day of 2019 will be the 151st year that we’ve set aside a day to remember. We remember those who served in uniform to keep this great nation safe.

We celebrate their commitment to this country.

25 Famous Memorial Day Quotes

For us in the United States Memorial Day marks the (unofficial) beginning of summer. The excitement of the first summer barbecues and long weekends at the beach are in the air.

But Memorial Day means much more to us than the first warm days of summer. On this day we remember and we celebrate those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Sometimes their sacrifice is made far from home defending the ideals for which America stands. Because America is a place “from sea to shining sea” and it’s also a set of shared grand and glorious ideals.

Many people don’t know that at 3.00pm your local time is when we hold a National Moment of Remembrance. We could do worse than to read some of these quotes at that time…

 25 Memorial Day Quotes from famous thinkers throughout the ages

Quote: 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. - Abraham Lincoln

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.

Abraham Lincoln

Quote: Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor. George H. W. Bush

Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.

George H. W. Bush

More Quotes You’ll Enjoy

Quote: We hold these truths to be self-evident. Thomas Jefferson

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

Quote: Courage is contagious. Wehn a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. - Billy Graham

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham

Quote: America is Hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is Valor. - Paul Tsongas

America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.

Paul Tsongas

Quote: There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right with America. - Bill Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.

Bill Clinton

Quote: 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

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

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Quote: Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. Franklin D Roosevelt

Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Quote: Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Quote: One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore! - Oliver Wendell Holmes

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Quote: My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy

Quote: Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai Stevenson II

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Stevenson II

Quote: A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

Quote: Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heros that we can never fully repay. - Barack Obama

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.

Barack Obama

Quote: A hero is someone who understands the responsibilities that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

Quote: Our obligations to our counry never cease but with our lives. - John Adams

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.

John Adams

Quote: Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. George Washington

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington

Quote: Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps. Emily Potter

Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.

Emily Potter

Quote: The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifies for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. Jeff Miller

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifies for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.

Jeff Miller

Quote: We can't all be Washingtons, but we can be patriots. - Charles F. Brown

We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.

Charles F. Browne

Quote: This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave - Elmer Davis

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

Elmer Davis

Quote: May we think of freedom, not as the right to as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. Peter Marshall

May we think of freedom, not as the right to as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

Peter Marshall

Quote: Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Plato

Quote: Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.

John F. Kennedy

Quote: Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With Freedom comes responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With Freedom comes responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

And let’s remember that all of us should strive to be someone’s hero.

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