Veterans Day Reflections - 2018

“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, Gettysburg Address

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
– Journalist Elmer Davis

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
– G.K. Chesterton

“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”
– General George S. Patton

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
– Unknown

“For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.”?
– Former Senator and Georgia Governor Zell Miller

"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

"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

"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

Notes

Marla Tabaka, “21 Famous Quotes to Honor U.S. Veterans on Veterans Day,” www.inc.com.

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