Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Memorial Day 2016: Quotes, remembrances, inspirations to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Memorial Day is a time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in the defense of their country and fellow citizen. It will be celebrated May 30 this year.

Here are some of the best quotes, remembrances and inspiration on the patriotic holiday:

"My fellow Americans, as not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - - John F. Kennedy

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - - Aaron Kilbourn

"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

"137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy." - - Doc Hastings

"The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree." - - Thomas Campbell

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." - - Nathan Hale

"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - - Paul Tsongas

"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror." - - Michael N. Castle

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight: The glory is theirs, the duty ours." - -Wallace Bruce

"True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going." - - Robert Reich

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

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb and beauty weeps the brave." - - Joseph Rodman Drake

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