Memorial Day Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Memorial Day Quotes from famous authors such as Philip James Bailey, Robert Charles Winthrop, John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Herbert Croly. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
Philip James Bailey
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Robert Charles Winthrop
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington
The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
Herbert Croly
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James Baldwin
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain
In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice.
Doc Hastings
What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.
Christopher Gadsden
America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
Paul Tsongas
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Alexander Henry
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
Doc Hastings
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
Leonardo da Vinci
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
Alexander Smith
On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.
Eric Burdon
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
Jeff Miller
May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
Zebulon Pike
A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
Nick Lampson
Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.
Will Carleton
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
Michael N. Castle
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
Pete Hegseth
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
Robin Hayes
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
Frank Knox