It’s time for Memorial Day quotes with Memorial Day taking place on Monday, May 28, 2012. I am grateful for everyone who sacrificed their life for our country. Take time to remember those who gave so much and did not mind about paying the price. My father was a World War Two hero, receiving the Purple Heart, and I always think of him on Memorial Day.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Memorial Day quotes and sayings to share with loved ones and honor those who have gone before us.
Feel free to share your favorite or provide your own quotes and tributes in the comments below.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. -Henry Ward Beecher
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
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. -Thomas Campbell
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. – Benjamin Disraeli
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
For love of country they accepted death… -James A. Garfield
The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. -Aaron Kilbourn
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. -William Penn
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! -Thomas William Parsons
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:Their courage nerves a thousand living men. -Minot J. Savage
We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. -Francis A. Walker
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. -Lee Greenwood
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.-F. Scott Fitzgerald