Quotes for Memorial Day
"The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on
her history in the blood of her patriots."
- Randy Vader
"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
"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
"The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit
that freedom to their children."
- William Havard
"The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression."
- Web Dubois
"Future years will never know the seething hell and the
black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and
interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not.
The real war will never get in the books."
- Walt Whitman
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
- Arthur Ashe
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate
our heroes and she-roes!"
- Maya Angelou
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein
"The purpose of all war is ultimately peace."
- Saint Augustine
"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."
- Aaron Kilbourn
"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