Veterans Day Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old veterans day quotes, veterans day sayings, and veterans day proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.     


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

May no soldier go unloved, May no soldier walk alone, May no soldier be forgotten, Until they all come home.     


The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.     

Patrick Henry

If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.     


It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.     

General George S. Patton

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.     

Jeff Miller

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

To be free and to have a choice and a voice means that veterans have been quieted through death     

Byron Pulsifer

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.     

Charles Edward Montague

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

Maya Angelou

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.     

Richard Watson Gilder

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.     

Norman Schwarzkopf

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

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.     

Joseph Campbell

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.     

Zell Miller