Veterans Day Quotes

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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

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

— Sebastian Junger

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

— Douglas MacArthur

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

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

— Charles Spurgeon

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

— Norman Schwarzkopf

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

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

— Horatio Nelson

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

I go where the sound of thunder is.

— Alfred M. Gray

Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.

— John Boehner

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.

— Doc Hastings

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.

— H. L. Mencken

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

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

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

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

America’s trying to do the best for its veterans.

— R. Lee Ermey
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