Words for veterans
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Saturday is Veterans Day. It’s important to take a moment to reflect on what veterans mean to the country. Wherever they might have been engaged, Kabul, Baghdad, Kosovo, Mogadishu, Panama City, Da Nang, Inchon, the Ardennes, or somewhere else in the name of the United States of America, the men and women of the armed forces were there to support the interests of the country and carry out the jobs they were assigned.

In honor of Veterans Day, we offer some memorable quotes celebrating heroes, patriots, soldiers, and veterans.

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” --Sun Tzu

“The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” -- Thucydides

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” -- Hercules

“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

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” -- Abraham Lincoln

“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

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” -- Jimmy Carter

“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” -- Ronald Reagan

“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

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it” -- Barack Obama

“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” -- Winston Churchill

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” -- Billy Graham

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” -- Mark Twain

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” -- Maya Angelou

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of 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

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