Searching for Veterans Day quotes? To be a national holiday, Veterans Day called to show gratitude to all militaries of the American army. Actually, the day of declaration an armistice between the Allied nations from one hand and Germany, from another hand after the World War I became the date of the holiday, namely the 11th of November. Next year in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson established the first anniversary of “Armistice Day”.
On the 4th of June, 1926 it was adopted by the Congress and only in 1938 proclaimed a federal holiday, established in 27 states by that time. After the World War II to appreciate all militaries who took part in both wars the “Armistice Day” unnamed to “Veterans Day” by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.
Later, the Congress tried to adopt the new date of celebrating, but many states didn’t agree with this law. So, it was expected, when in 1975, the President Gerald R. Ford declared the abolition of these changes and restored the historical justice. Nowadays, people showed their honor to the veterans in the public ceremony which held near the Tomb of the Unknowns soldiers, parades, military exhibits and meetings throughout the country.
It doesn’t matter, what way to appreciate the courage of the militaries one will choose, the true aim of Veterans Day is to support and give thanks to the alive veterans for their payment to the state defense.
Veterans Day Thank You Quotes:
- “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 bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” – Thucydides;
- “The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality conforming, life-promoting values.” – Andrew Bernstein;
- “But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” – Thomas Dunn English;
- “While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve.” – Kirsten Gillibrand;
- “Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld;
- “Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one.” – Jennifer Granholm;
- “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham;
- “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky;
- “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;
- “In the beginning of a change, a 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;
- “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel;
- America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” – John Doolittle;
- 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;
- This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis;
- Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s 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;
- “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton
- “Never give in — never, never, never, never, in anything 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;
- “While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” – Randy Neugebauer;
- “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower;
- “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller;
- “Since the Revolution, eight generations of America’s veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.” – Steve Buyer;
- “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look at them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” – Sun Tzu;
- “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry;
- “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan;
- “To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.” – Solomon Ortiz;
- “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer;
- “We can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that’s not just measured in words or gestures.” – Jennifer Granholm;
- “The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.” – Arthur Koestler;
- “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” – Ronald Reagan.