Thank you, for the cost you paid for our freedom,
thank you for the freedom to live in safety and pursue happiness
Sara Niles, To The Veterans of the United States of America
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The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our
has earned them our lasting gratitude.
In this Veteran's Day we stop and are thankful for all those who
have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom.
The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten.
We recognize and celebrate the heroes
all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful.
You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage,
and your willingness to protect our freedom - no words can express our thanks.
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We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans,
to the fallen, and to the families who love them.
Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us,
we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country
to be there for our heroes when they need us most.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 2017
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier
who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with
solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service
and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from
which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given
America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils
of the nations …
President Woodrow Wilson
The Bible tells us: If you owe debts, pay debts; if honor, then honor;
if respect, then respect. The debt our nation owes those who've worn
the uniform is a debt we will never be able to fully repay.
Micheal R. Pence, Vice President of the United States, 2017
Today, in big cities and small towns across our country, there will be
ceremonies around flagpoles and parades down Main Street to
properly express our gratitude, to show our appreciation
to men and women who served so that we might live free.
President Barack Obama, 2015
You are, the Veterans of America, the most trusted among us,
and the most tested of all Americans. Collectively, you
represent generations of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and
coast guard who have served and sacrificed for all of us.
You are not only the heart and soul, but you are the very spine of this nation.
And as a nation, we pause today to thank more
than 23 million surviving veterans who have so bravely and faithfully
protected our freedom. You gave and they gave. And you deserve our thanks.
Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States, 2014
To all our nation's veterans: Whether you fought in Salerno or Samarra,
Khe Sanh or the Korengal, you are part of an unbroken chain
of men and women who have served this country with honor and
distinction. On behalf of a proud and grateful nation, we thank you.
President Barack Obama, 2012
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There is no mystery behind the endurance and the success
of American liberty. It is because in every generation, from the
Revolutionary period to this very hour, brave Americans have stepped
forward and served honorably in the Armed Forces of the
United States. Every one of them deserves the thanks and the
admiration of our entire country.
Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, 2008
We observe Veterans Day on an anniversary --
not of a great battle or of the beginning of a war, but of a day
when war ended and our nation was again at peace.
Ever since the Armistice of November the 11th,1918 , this has
been a day to remember our debt to all who have worn the
uniform of the United States.
President George W. Bush, 2003
In a way, the young men and women who have died in defense
of our country gave up not only the life they were living, but also
the life they would have lived -- their chance to be parents;
their chance to grow old with their grandchildren. Too often
when we speak of sacrifice, we speak in generalities about
the larger sweep of history, and the sum total of our nation's experience.
But it is very important to remember that every single veteran's
life we honor today was just that -- a life -- just like yours and mine.
A life with family and friends, and love and hopes and dreams,
and ups and downs; a life that should have been able to play its full course.
President Bill Clinton, 1999
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The nation owes a great debt to its veterans, whose service to the
nation spans every decade, every year, every day of our country's existence.
Through untold courage and sacrifice, America's veterans have secured
the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in the
new world. Whenever and wherever the nation has called -- in times
of darkness and danger as well as in times of peace and
prosperity -- America's veterans have been there. Veterans have proudly
carried the torch of liberty for all to see.
Gen. Colin L. Powell, 1989
Those who live today remember those who do not. Those who know
freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom. . . .
We could not forget them. Even if they were not our own, we could
not forget them. For all time, they are what we can only aspire
to be: giving, unselfish, the epitome of human love -- to lay down
one's life so that others might live.
We think on their lives. We think on their final moments.
In our mind's eye, we see young Americans in a European forest
or on an Asian island or at sea or in aerial combat.
President Ronald Reagan, 1988
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When we come to honor those who died, we must remember,
too, those who were bereaved by the loss of those we knew and loved.
On this day, we also thank those who returned with the memory of
war's desolation, some with physical pain which they will always bear.
They, perhaps more than others, are determined to build a wiser world.
It's fitting that we praise especially here today no famous men.
We come instead to honor those who fought and died without recognition,
their names and deeds known only to those who were their fallen
comrades, and of course, known to God. So much that is good in this
Nation depends on the unknown actions of humble men and women
who understand the importance of duty, done without public recognition
or the blare of trumpets. The strength of our Nation lies in our willingness
to do what we must, each of us each day, wherever may lie our particular duty.
President Jimmy Carter, 1978
Today we are here to celebrate and to honor and to commemorate
the dead and the living, the young men who in every war since this
country began have given testimony to their loyalty to their country
and their own great courage.
I do not believe that any nation in the history of the world has
buried its soldiers farther from its native soil than we Americans -- or
buried them closer to the towns in which they grew up.
President John F. Kennedy, 1961
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,
have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they did here.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month
We pause at the eleventh hour
Some of us stop to pray
For soldiers who died or went missing along the way.
C Lynch, My Thoughts on Remembrance Day
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