Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave their lives in defense of the country.
Here are a few quotes about patriotism and freedom.
- "A hero is someone who has given his of her life to something bigger than oneself." -- Joesph Campbell
- "A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle." -- George William Curtis
- "All you have to do is hold your first soldier who is dying in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that I can't do anything about it... Then you understand the horror of war." -- Norman Schwarzkopf
- "Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." -- Otto von Bismarck
- "I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. " -- Bob Riley
- "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -- Plato
- "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -- Mark Twain
- "The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain." -- George McGovern
- "The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth." -- Stonewall Jackson
- "The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's Tree." -- Thomas Campbell
- "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
- "They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation." -- Henry Ward Beecher
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