– President George Washington
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
— General George S. Patton
“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.”
– President Harry S. Truman
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower
"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."
– President John F. Kennedy
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
– General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
“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.”
– President Ronald Reagan
These words are just as important now as they were when they were first spoken. Today as we remember those brave men and women who are gone, let us also honor what they fought and died for - our freedom.