MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES: 20 Quotes to Enjoy a Memorial Day Cookout by

MEMORIAL DAY 2014 QUOTES: 20 Memorial Day Quotes to kick off the Summer.
MEMORIAL DAY 2014 QUOTES: 20 Memorial Day Quotes to kick off the Summer.

MEMORIAL DAY 2014 QUOTES

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:
The First Long Weekend of the Summer!

Memorial Day is a holiday celebrated in America. The day is a to commemorate and remember those who gave their all defending  the United States.

Memorial Day is also the unofficial kickoff to summer, the first long weekend of the summer and a time of family picnics, cookouts, community parades and visits.

Memorial Day is also one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

Reflection and remembrance were always the hallmark of Memorial Days past, but over the last several decades, Memorial Day has come to symbolize the opening of community swimming pools and summer.

Perhaps that’s why Memorial Day family outings are so popular?

Other countries celebrate holidays similar to Memorial Day, but the holiday itself is All-American.  A few quick facts about Memorial Day.

MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.[1] The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May,[2] was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

With all that in mind, we’ve collected 20 Memorial Day quotes and quotes appropriate for the holiday.  These quotes come from movies, books, writers, authors and more.  We’ve even included a bonus quote!

Enjoy a happy and safe Memorial Day 2014!

20 MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES TO KICK OFF YOUR 2014 SUMMER

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”
Bill Clinton

“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.”
Robin Hayes

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”
Bob Riley

“As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.”
John M. McHugh

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
General George S. Patton

“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”
Thomas William Parsons

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
Mark Twain

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

“The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression.”
W.E.B. Dubois

“I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”
Ronald Reagan

MEMORIAL DAY 2014 QUOTES: About Memorial Day, Patriotism and Freedom
MEMORIAL DAY 2014 QUOTES: About Memorial Day, Patriotism and Freedom

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”
Billy Graham

“The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots.”
–Randy Vader

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”
Joseph Rodman Drake

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
John F. Kennedy

“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

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
Harry S. Truman

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.”
Thomas Campbell

“For love of country they accepted death.”
Jame Garfield

“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.”
Lee Greenwood

BONUS MEMORIAL DAY QUOTE

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
Nathan Hale

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–with Mondo Frazier

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