Quotes on Memorial Day

It’s time to bring the national flag out of your closet, roll out the barbecue and invite over your friends and relatives. Yes, it is time again to observe Memorial Day - the all-American holiday that honours the sacrifice of the countless soldiers who have laid their lives down to protect the freedom of their nation. TheHolidaySpot brings you a clutch of unforgettable utterances by famous people from the pages of time that you will find worth reading on Memorial Day. If you enjoy reading out these beautiful Memorial Day Quotes, click here and refer this page to your friends and dear ones. Share the spirit of Memorial Day with all you know. Have a happy reading time!

Memorial Day Quotes and Sayings

Go through these memorable sayings on war, freedom and the sacrifice of soldiers by some of the highly renowned personalities around the world.

  • For love of country they accepted death...
    ~ James A. Garfield.
  • On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
    ~ Thomas William Parsons.
  • It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
    ~ General George S. Patton.
  • Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
    ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
  • Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
    The glory theirs, the duty ours.
    ~ Wallace Bruce.
  • We cherish too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led,
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies.
    ~ Moina Michael.

Memorial Day Quotation - Memorial Day this year is especially important

  • How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
    ~ Maya Angelou.
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
    ~ Senator Barry Goldwater.
  • 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.
  • So long as there are men there will be wars.
    ~ Albert Einstein.
  • The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression.
    ~ Web Dubois.
  • The purpose of all war is ultimately peace.
    ~ Saint Augustine.
  • With the tears a Land hath shed
    Their graves should ever be green.
    ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
  • They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
    Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
    ~ Francis Marion Crawford.

Memorial Day quotation

  • And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA.
    ~ Lee Greenwood.
  • The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots.
    ~ Randy Vader.
  • The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.
    ~ Rev. Aaron Kilbourn.
  • When we say "War is over if you want it," we mean that if everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we'd have peace.
    ~ John Lennon.
  • The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
    Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
    ~ Minot J. Savage.
  • They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
    And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Quotes on Memorial Day

  • Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,
    Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
    Dream of battled fields no more.
    Days of danger, nights of waking.
    ~ Sir Walter Scott.
  • The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.
    ~ William Havard.
  • Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
    Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...
    ~ Thomas Moore.

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