25 Reasons to Honor Our Veterans

Posted by on November 11, 2011

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 Veterans Day:
25

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

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

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

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

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