A Veterans Day Tribute

On this very special day we wanted to say “Thank You” to all of the men and women soldiers who have served our country.

We understand the trials and tribulations you’ve gone through to protect our country and to protect our way of life.

We also understand that while we can “officially” say a war is over and settle back into our normal peaceful civilian lives that for our soldiers the wars never really end.

We hope that by honouring and remembering all of the soldiers who gave everything for this country and by honouring the brave men and women who still give to this day, that soldiers will always know how grateful and thankful we are for all of their personal sacrifices they make on our behaves each and every day.  

So it is our hope that as people read this post of some great quotes about “Veterans” that one of these might stick with you, and the next time you see a soldier or a veteran that you will stop them and say to them:

“Thank You for protecting our country and giving us the rights and Freedoms you so bravely, and valiantly earned for each of us.  You are now and will always be what makes American great.”

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
- Mark Twain

Everyone loves Freedom but everyone isn’t willing to serve our Country and fight for it. 

I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb.
I do fear an army of sheep, if they are led by a lion.
- Alexander the Great

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
- José Narosky

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

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

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." – George Washington

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the soldiers don't have that problem." – Ronald Reagan

"While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve." – Kristen Gillibrand

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. - Jim Ramstad

"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

"When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves." William Westmoreland

"So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good." Helen Keller

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." G.K. Chesterton

"Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them." Mitch Albom

"Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out." Nick Lampson

“We don’t know them all but we owe them all.” — Anonymous

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”  — Thucydides

“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, who gave us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.” — Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC

All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service. Oliver North

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us. - Steve Buyer

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

“Freedom is never free.” - Author Unknown

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

“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”

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