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Top 10 Unforgettable Memorial Day Quotes


Not surprisingly, some of the greatest words ever written have
celebrated fallen heroes.

Not the least of which are found in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing
whether that nation, or any nation so conceived
and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on
a great battle-field of that war. We have come to
dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting
place for those who here gave their lives that that
nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.”

In addition to the great words by Abraham Lincoln, I have compiled 10 quotes that have withstood the test of time as some of the most poignant ever written. I have selected them because they “say” the most in the fewest words. As you read them, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say “thanks.”

“With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.”
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“For love of country they accepted death…”
~James A. Garfield

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves
a memory no one can steal.”
~From a headstone in Ireland

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
~Minot J. Savage

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
and the inheritance of a great example.”
~Benjamin Disraeli

“They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.”
~Aaron Kilbourn

“How important it is for us to recognize and
celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
~Maya Angelou

If these words hold a special meaning for you, share them. Share them with your friends on Facebook, tweet them to your followers on Twitter, share them with your family members and co-workers. PLEASE leave a comment and let us know what Memorial Day means to you.

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