Even though Memorial Day was on Monday of this week, we felt it was important to provide some quotes for our readers that reflect on the holiday. Remembering and honoring those who serve and have served our country shouldn’t be relegated to one day of the year.
Remembering and honoring those who serve should be done as many days of the year as we can. So while we are enjoying this four day work week thanks to the holiday on Monday, there’s always some room for reflecting on the sacrifices of others.
So with that in mind, we found some quotes related to everything that Memorial Day is about.
Mark Twain on a very important distinction between government and country: “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
Ronald Reagan remarking on the importance of weapons other than weapons of war: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
A classic quote from Plato: “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
George Washington on liberty: “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
One of freedom’s greatest warriors, Nelson Mandela: “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”
Author John Twelve Hawks on tolerance and freedom: “True freedom is tolerant. It gives people the right to live and think in new ways.”
Are we missing some great quotes that would fit well for remembering and honoring those who sacrificed? Let us know and we can add them to our list!