Memorial Day 2019: Quotes about patriotism, freedom

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave their lives in defense of the country. 

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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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