25 Veterans Day Quotes That Salute America's Greatest Patriots

Be sure to thank our brave servicemen and women this Veteran's Day.

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Honor our soldiers past and present with these patriotic quotes about our military from presidents, fellow service members, inspiring leaders, and more. Don't forget to share one this Veterans Day as a way to say thank you to all those who have served.

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Claudia Pemberton

“America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”

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Nick Lampson

“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”

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Bob Riley

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”

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Elmer Davis

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

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Minot J. Savage

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

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Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U.S.A.”

“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.”

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Wallace Bruce

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”

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Thomas Campbell

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.”

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Winston Churchill

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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Herbert Hoover

“Here men endured that a nation might live.”

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Michael N. Castle

“Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.”

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

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Henry Ward Beecher

“Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.”

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Thomas William Parsons

“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”

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George S. Patton Jr.

“The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”

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Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

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Joseph Campbell

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

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Benjamin Disraeli

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.”

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Daniel Webster

“Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

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Harry S. Truman

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.”

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George S. Patton Jr.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”

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Francis A. Walker

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”

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Bob Dylan

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

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Barack Obama

"Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must.”

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