For many, today is a day to celebrate their loved ones in active duty. For others, it can be a painful memory of a family member, friend, companion or spouse lost in combat.

As millions of Americans honor the brave men and women who fight or have fought for our country, here are 10 Memorial Day quotes to remember the sacrifices our U.S. soldiers have made for our freedom:

  1. “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
  2. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” -Adlai Stevenson
  3. “If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” -Unknown
  4. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy
  5. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13
  6. “Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” -Daniel Webster
  7. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  8. “Remember the fallen, but do not forget the living.” -Unknown
  9. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.” -Barack Obama
  10. “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” -Nick Lampson

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