25 Reasons to Honor Our Veterans

Posted by , Updated on August 5, 2014

Today, November 11th, is Veterans Day. It’s the the day we set aside as a country to honor those who gave everything so that we could enjoy the freedoms we have in the United States. Although as Americans we tend to have our differences, this is one of those areas that unite us as a nation. So, if you know any veterans don’t forget to say thank you and enjoy our list of 25 reasons to honor our Veterans.
25

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

Iwo Jima
24

“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

23

“Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.” -Aristotle

22

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

21

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

American Flag

20

“Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

19

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

18

“Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.” -George Bernard Shaw

17

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Arlington
16

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” -George S. Patton

15

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” -Omar Bradley

14

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

13

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Courage
12

“Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” – George F. Kennan

11

“From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” – Thomas Jefferson

10

But fame is theirs – and future days On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell – when cold neglect is dead - “These for their country fought and bled.” - Philip Freneau

9

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” - George Canning

Vietnam Memorial
8

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul” – Michael de Montaigne

7

“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.” - Mark Twain

6

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” - Unknown

5

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

Salute
4

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.” - Unknown

3

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

2

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”- Jose Narosky

1

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

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