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Veterans Day Quotes 2017: Best Quotes & Most-Inspirational Sayings


Veterans Day is a time set aside to honor our men and women in uniform. They’ve fought hard all throughout history for conquest, defense, gold, glory, and everything in between. The day dedicated to veterans goes back to November 11, 1919, as “Armistice Day” to celebrate the end of World War I, then known as The Great War or the war to end all wars. Veterans Day also coincides with Remembrance Day, which is celebrated by a Commonwealth of Nations to also commemorate the end of the first World War.

Words from the battlefield can be inspirational to even the most peaceful hearts. These quotes inspire courage in the face of danger – to fight on against a hostile force trying to take away your freedom. But then there are words who also find peace and people make friends with bloody rivals. Through the years, England and the United States went from bitter enemies to the best of allies, demonstrating that cultures, countries and people can forgive the wars of yesterday and move forward together with the battles an almost ancient memory.

Want to know the very best and most-inspirational words for this day dedicated to soldiers. Look below and become inspired like a true warrior…

Veterans Day 2017 Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” – Hercules

“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

“A solider will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.” – Barack Obama

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” – Dan Lipinski

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place — police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” – Sidney Sheldon

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

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

“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” -John Doolittle

“American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels” – Claudia Pemberton

“This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
“In valor there is hope.” – Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“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

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

“The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” – Thucydides

“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

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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