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Veterans Day Day Quotes By Dwight D. Eisenhower

In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

The most certain way of ensuring victory is to march briskly and in good order against the enemy, always endeavouring to gain ground. — Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Lil' Wayne

I want you to know, that you deserve the best. You're beautiful. — Lil' Wayne

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Charles B. Rangel

Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. — Charles B. Rangel

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Steve Buyer

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans. — Steve Buyer

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Boehner

Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring. — John Boehner

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Barbara Bush

Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler. — Barbara Bush

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Alfred M. Gray

I go where the sound of thunder is. — Alfred M. Gray

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Jeff Miller

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. — Jeff Miller

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Oliver North

The 2.4 million bright, brave, incredibly fit and remarkably talented young Americans who have served in our armed forces since we were attacked on 9-11-01 are all volunteers. As General Petraeus put it during a conversation we had in Afghanistan, 'They all came or stayed, knowing they were going to war.' For more than a decade, these patriots and their loved ones have made extraordinary sacrifices for this country. They embody the classical definition of heroes: those who put themselves at risk for the benefit of others. — Oliver North

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Chris Kyle

I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses. — Chris Kyle

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Mel Gibson

They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! — Mel Gibson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Bernard Law Montgomery

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole. — Bernard Law Montgomery

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Tucker Elliot

It was radicals like you and your father that hijacked your faith, hijacked a few planes, and made thousands of children orphans in a single day. You pretend my country beats you because you are poor, but you ignore that it was people of your faith that made this war. People like your father made this war. People like your father called for jihad. Well now you got it. You don't like it? Tell the Imam that his ignorance made his people poor. You don't understand Americans at all. We don't beat you because you're poor. You pissed us off. We'd beat your ass rich or poor. — Tucker Elliot

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Dan Lipinski

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. — Dan Lipinski

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Ira Hayes

I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor. — Ira Hayes

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Arthur Ashe

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

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Plautus

Courage in danger is half the battle. — Plautus

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Rick Atkinson

I conduct very few interviews with veterans. The contemporaneous, or near-contemporaneous, record for WWII is so spectacularly deep that latter-day recollections are largely unnecessary for a historian. Of course, in considering any account, I'm looking for additional sources that can confirm or enlarge that version of events. — Rick Atkinson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Henry Ward Beecher

They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. — Henry Ward Beecher

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Thomas Perez

On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in America long, but they were already so grateful for its opportunities that they were eager to serve. — Thomas Perez

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Pete Hegseth

Congress will be tempted to wipe their hands of this, go to the Election Day and say 'we've done our part' and that's where groups like ours, Concerned Veterans for America, veterans across the country have to keep the heat on them to say this is just the start. VA is not fixed. — Pete Hegseth

Veterans Day Day Quotes By David Letterman

Today is Veterans Day. Thank you to all our men and women who have served the United States armed forces. In honor of Veterans Day we are marching out a few jokes that have already served. — David Letterman

Veterans Day Day Quotes By David Rosenfelt

The Los Angeles parade would begin in Griffith Park, where a large crowd would assemble and the speeches would be given. Every politician of consequence would be there. There was no way they would miss a chance to publicly praise the troops and honor those who had lost their lives in service.
Some of the tributes would be sincere and heartfelt, and some less so. But participating in the event, vowing undying support for the U.S. military, was an absolute must to maintain political viability. It was okay to vote to cut funds for veterans' healthcare, but don't dare miss a chance to jump on the Memorial Day bandwagon. — David Rosenfelt

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Doc Hastings

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay. — Doc Hastings

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Carl Von Clausewitz

War should never be thought of as something autonomous, but always as an instrument of policy. — Carl Von Clausewitz

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Argus Hamilton

President Bush paid homage Wednesday to World War II veterans of Normandy at the D-Day Memorial. Later that night, his twin daughters paid a special tribute to World War II veterans of the Pacific. They each downed two kamikazes. — Argus Hamilton

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Doolittle

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. — John Doolittle

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Giuseppe Garibaldi

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. — Giuseppe Garibaldi

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Timothy Snyder

In Ukraine's cities - Kharkiv, Kiev, Stalino, Dnipropetrovsk - hundreds of thousands of people waited each day for a simple loaf of bread. In Kharkiv, the republic's capital, Jones saw a new sort of misery. People appeared at two o'clock in the morning to queue in front of shops that did not open until seven. On an average day forty thousand people would wait for bread. Those in line were so desperate to keep their places that they would cling to the belts of those immediately in front of them. Some were so weak from hunger that they could not stand without the ballast of strangers. The waiting lasted all day, and sometimes for two. Pregnant women and maimed war veterans had lost their right to buy out of turn, and had to wait in line with the rest if they wanted to eat. Somewhere in line a woman would wail, and the moaning would echo up and down the line, so that the whole group of thousands sounded like a single animal with an elemental fear. — Timothy Snyder

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Robert Higgs

Every year, on Veterans Day, orators declare that our leaders have gone to war to preserve our freedoms and have done so with glorious success, but the truth is just the opposite. In ways big and small, direct and indirect, crude and subtle, war - the quintessential government activity - has been the mother's milk for the nourishment of a growing tyranny in this country, and it remains so today. — Robert Higgs

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Nick Lampson

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. — Nick Lampson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Warner

Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses. — John Warner

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Tom Clancy

The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us. — Tom Clancy

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Todd Stocker

The atrocities of war are only overshadowed by the heroism of their dead. — Todd Stocker

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Kamil Ali

A 'Special Day' once a year creates an excuse for neglect on the other 365 days for mothers, fathers & veterans — Kamil Ali

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Doolittle

This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland. — John Doolittle

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Solomon Ortiz

As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees. — Solomon Ortiz

Veterans Day Day Quotes By William Monahan

As first time director, though, you're like a new officer coming up to be in charge of very serious veterans, and you're always going to have guys looking at each other for the first day until they realize you're not screwing around. — William Monahan

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Gilbert K. Chesterton

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Dwight D. Eisenhower

That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Oliver Cromwell

A few honest men are better than numbers. — Oliver Cromwell

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Rand Beers

The precondition to freedom is security. — Rand Beers

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Philip Freneau

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

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Sebastian Junger

The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by. — Sebastian Junger

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Walt Whitman

I saw battle-corpses, myriads of them,
And the white skeletons of young men-I saw them;
I saw the debris and debris of all the dead soldiers of the war;
But I saw they were not as was thought;
They themselves were fully at rest-they suffer'd not;
The living remain'd and suffer'd-the mother suffer'd,
And the wife and the child, and the musing comrade suffer'd,
And the armies that remain'd suffer'd. — Walt Whitman

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Doc Hastings

Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay. — Doc Hastings

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Li Bai

In the battlefield men grapple each other and die;
The horses of the vanquished utter lamentable cries to heaven,
While ravens and kites peck at human entrails,
Carry them up in their flight, and hang them on the branches of dead trees. — Li Bai

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Henry George Bohn

A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general. — Henry George Bohn

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Thomas Dunn English

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

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Sebastian Junger

The much-discussed estimate of twenty-two vets a day committing suicide in the United States is deceptive: it was only in 2008 that - for the first time in decades- the suicide rate among veterans surpassed the civilian rate in America, and though each death is enormously tragic, the majority of those veterans were over the age of fifty. Many were Vietnam vets and, generally speaking, the more time that passes after a trauma, the less likely a suicide is to have anything to do with it. — Sebastian Junger

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut

Armistice Day has become Veterans' Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans' Day is not.
So I will throw Veterans' Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don't want to throw away any sacred things.
What else is sacred? Oh, Romeo and Juliet, for instance.
And all music is. — Kurt Vonnegut

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Woodrow Wilson

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations. — Woodrow Wilson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Todd Stocker

To sacrifice anything is of great honor. To sacrifice everything is of God. — Todd Stocker

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Laurie Halse Anderson

I am super proud of being an American, but we fail our veterans every day. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Judd Gregg

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. — Judd Gregg

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Bill Frist

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect. — Bill Frist

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Michelle Franklin

The events of that day would forever be remembered, and they stood together as a united Marridon, a nation that would lead in innovation and liberality, taking up the thread that had been left for them, the essence of selfless love woven along a national loom. — Michelle Franklin

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Jamie Lee Curtis

We sit at our consoles and play "Gears of War", but we don't see images from war. We don't turn on the news and see the evidence of war, the result of war. Maybe twice a year, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, we'll go out, we'll hang our flags, we'll try to inculcate in our children some sense of national honor for the fallen. But really, we don't see it. We just don't see the pictures. There's no drive-by on the freeway of death up close. So we don't really see bravery. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Napoleon Bonaparte

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Veterans Day Day Quotes By George Washington

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. — George Washington

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Craig Ferguson

It is Veterans Day, when we honor everyone who served in all of the campaigns. We honor them with dignity and respect, and of course mattress sales and tire discounts. — Craig Ferguson

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Keegan

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done. — John Keegan

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Jeffrey Dunn

I think America as a whole has come more to terms with separating war from the warrior. — Jeffrey Dunn

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Bob Hope

I was there. I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate and more devotion to duty than could exist under tyranny. — Bob Hope

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Richard Watson Gilder

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. — Richard Watson Gilder

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Oliver Hazard Perry

We have met the enemy and they are ours. — Oliver Hazard Perry

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Dianna Skowera

The desert is an unpredictable place. One day you're sweating, the next you're freezing. One moment the air is damp and cloudy like when the tide is coming in, the next the entire world is orange and dusty. The desert must be a woman. — Dianna Skowera

Veterans Day Day Quotes By John Linder

Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon. — John Linder

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Molly Ivins

The thing is this: You got to have fun while you're fightin' for freedom, 'cause you don't always win. — Molly Ivins

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Randy Neugebauer

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. — Randy Neugebauer

Veterans Day Day Quotes By H.L. Mencken

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. — H.L. Mencken

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Robert Green Ingersoll

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. — Robert Green Ingersoll

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Miguel De Cervantes

The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts. — Miguel De Cervantes

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Steve Maraboli

Serving my country was a life-changing experience for me. It was during those years that I realized the importance of commitment, dedication, honor, and discipline. I have never laughed so much; nor have I ever prayed so much. I made life-long friends. The leaders and heroes I served with helped shape me into the man I am today. I feel honored to have been a part of such a great tradition and grateful to others who have walked the same path. Thank you! — Steve Maraboli

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Patrick J. Carnes

In the 1980s, research on post traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans was regarded as important, noble, and useful. When the same researchers looked at the same problem in children who had been sexually abused, a tremendous controversy ensued a controversy that persists to this day. There were those who disputed the extent and severity of the sexual abuse that had been uncovered. — Patrick J. Carnes

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Henry Ward Beecher

If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him - it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known - the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties. — Henry Ward Beecher

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Norman Schwarzkopf

It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. — Norman Schwarzkopf

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Joshua Chamberlain

Heroism is latent in every human soul - However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials - privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself - for some great good, dimly seen but dearly held. — Joshua Chamberlain

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Giulio Douhet

You'll be scared! Sure you'll be scared. Who wouldn't fear having their head completely blown off. — Giulio Douhet

Veterans Day Day Quotes By R. Lee Ermey

America's trying to do the best for its veterans. — R. Lee Ermey

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not that addresses at the opening of a battle make the soldiers brave. The old veterans scarcely hear them, and recruits forget them at the first boom of the cannon. Their usefulness lies in their effect on the course of the campaign, in neutralizing rumors and false reports, in maintaining a good spirit in the camp, and in furnishing matter for camp-fire talk. The printed order of the day should fulfill these different ends. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Ron Paul

But the war proponents tried desperately to continue the glorification of war by praising anyone who had been sent off to war or even just put on a uniform. Troops and veterans were placed on pedestals as great heroes - warriors who had saved us from some imagined modern-day Hitler. — Ron Paul

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Douglas MacArthur

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. — Douglas MacArthur

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Barack Obama

On Memorial Day we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died. — Barack Obama

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Henry Waxman

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. — Henry Waxman

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Alexander Hamilton

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. — Alexander Hamilton

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Todd Tiahrt

On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. — Todd Tiahrt

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Zell Miller

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. — Zell Miller

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Edward Abbey

There never was a good war or a bad revolution. — Edward Abbey

Veterans Day Day Quotes By Pete Hegseth

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

Veterans Day Day Quotes By David Chrisinger

It was at that point that I started probing them about what they wanted from America. Here's what they told me: "We want our kids to go out and play. We want them to go out and play and not feel like they're going to get hurt. I want my kid to not be on the computer all day long. I want him to go outside and play. I want him to not be on computer games. I want my kids to go to school. I want my wife to be happy. I want..."
"That's what we cant back home," I said.
"Why would it be so different?" he said. Why would you think that what I want in my quality of life is so vastly different from yours? — David Chrisinger