Memorable Veterans Day Messages and Quotes
Memorable Veterans Day Messages
Here is a list of 100 memorable Veterans Day messages and quotes to remember the sacrifices of those who have served in the military.
#1 While time has passed, your efforts and contributions have not been forgotten. We thank you and admire you not only for your service, but also for what you have given up, as you have devoted your life to paying for our freedom. You gave up success in a civilian profession, a decent civilian wage, and time with your loved ones, to say the least. It is with our sincere thanks that we wish you a Happy Veterans’ Day.
#2We have Veterans Day to remind us of the sacrifices made by our veterans and soldiers, but knowing you’ve proudly reminded me of the sacrifices you’ve made. I can only imagine how rough the journey was, not only when your life was on the line, but when you returned to civilian life, where the hardships began. Thank you for your unselfish bravery and honesty. Happy Day for Veterans.
#3 Happy Day for Veterans. Unless it weren’t for you and people like you, this world would be a much darker, more terrifying place. Thank you for your service, thank you for putting your civilian life on hold, and thank you for our independence.
#4 For this Veterans Day, take heart in knowing that this country is in your debt and is thankful for the sacrifices you’ve made. Putting our country first deserves so much more appreciation that you receive. Words are simply not enough to thank you. Happy Veterans Day.
#5 Happy Day for Veterans. It’s because people like you put their life on the line that we’re free from those who come here to hurt us. We know it, and we are forever grateful for it. You ‘re a true hero.
#6 The choice to defend all that we hold dear fell at your feet. You took the bull by the horns, and you were successful in that effort. Democracy is not safe, and you and your fellow soldiers have paid the bill. I know, and so does the world. Happy Day for Veterans.
#7 It’s beyond my ability to return to you what you gave up while serving our country. I can’t give you back to see your children grow up. With your friends and family, I can’t give you back lost time. I can’t give you the peace of mind you had in your service. Please know that we appreciate you and recognize not only your service and not only your sacrifices, but your continued struggles after you return home. Even though you’re young, in every way you’ve given your whole life to our freedom. You are heard and appreciated. Happy Day for Veterans.
#8 We wouldn’t be here today without your outstanding bravery. You are the most precious treasure of our country. You ‘re the hero of America. Please acknowledge our heartfelt appreciation on this Veterans Day for honoring the precious gift you have offered us and the brave hero you are.
#9 Thinking of you this Veterans Day, I am filled with appreciation to meet a courageous person like yourself. Thank you for your selfless devotion and your sacrifice. Happy Day for Veterans.
#10 You are the greatest example of dedication, bravery, and a moral compass for our generation and for many generations to come. Thank you for forever changing the past of our country. Happy Day for Veterans.
#11 While you may not embrace this reality as a fact, because you are so humble, know that because of you, we are still healthier here on our soil. Happy Veterans’ Day, Soldier. You certainly made a day to call your own.
#12 Happy Day for Veterans. Learning about significant and important events in history is one thing, but seeing your face affects us on a whole other level. Thank you for your dedication, your devotion, your sacrifice, your selflessness, your struggles. Your gifts of freedom and love to us are immeasurable.
#13 Happy Day for Veterans. Please acknowledge our heartfelt appreciation and sincere thanks for all the things you gladly signed up for. Your country and all Americans are forever in debt to you.
#14 Each day, we seek to be worthy of your heritage. Thank you for the patriotism that you display every day when you serve, and now. Thank you for your wealth and fame in dedicating yourself to our great country. We owe you a great deal. Happy Day for Veterans.
#15 You have voluntarily chosen to join and track down dangerous threats to our country. Your sacrifices have kept us safe, and we are forever grateful to you. Happy Day for Veterans.
#16 History has taught us that freedom is not free. Thank you for your tireless struggle for our freedom. Your amazing commitment will never be forgotten or taken for granted. Happy Day for Veterans.
#17 Though the future appeared uncertain, you signed up. Though there was trouble visible on the horizon, you chose to serve. You are a bright star and worthy of our gratitude and so much more. Happy Veterans Day.
#18 Happy Veterans Day. Though we’re all immeasurably proud of your service, we’re thrilled to have you back home with us. This is your day. Enjoy it!
#19 For this Veterans Day, I’d like you to know that you will always be remembered for your service and your impact on our daily lives, while you successfully protected our freedom. Happy Veterans Day.
#20 Veterans Day is your day. Go and enjoy it however you can, knowing that we’re proud of you, and are proud to know a real-life hero.
#21 With every flag you see waving around this Veterans Day, I hope you know that your heroism is being celebrated every bit as much as the rest of the heroes currently protecting our shores. Happy Veterans Day.
#22 You saw it; you did it. Now that you are a veteran, you will appreciate the fruit of your labor realizing that your service has helped to make our freedom possible. Happy Day for Veterans. Okay, we thank you.
#23 Thank you for your service and sacrifice for all of us. Enjoy every second of this Veterans Day, remembering your selfless accomplishments and dedication to all Americans and this great country.
#24 Your sacrifices have been an overwhelming inspiration to me and countless others. Happy Veterans Day and thank you for all that you’ve done for us.
#25 Your selfless service to our country has indeed proven that this is still the home of the brave. Thank you for your heroism and for our freedom. You paid the price for us. Happy Veterans Day.
#26 When years go by and the tragic event of [insert war or conflict] becomes more remote, please know that our generation and many generations after us will never forget. We will always be thankful to you for the supreme sacrifice you have made. Happy Day for Veterans.
#27 Thank you for giving us a safe sky over our heads and teaching us the true value of patriotism. No words can ever express gratitude this deep. Happy Veterans Day.
#28 The heroic deeds you’ve accomplished are a part of our history and will never be forgotten for as long as our nation lives. Thank you. Happy Veterans Day.
#29 On this Veterans Day, we celebrate our heroes. What you’ve done still astonishes us today and fills our souls with awe, and we are forever grateful. Happy Veterans Day.
#30 Thank you for every step you’ve taken and every fight you’ve fought to give your children a safer world. Your heroism will never be forgotten. Happy Veterans Day.
#31 Happy Day for Veterans. The biggest gift you have offered us is the gift of peace, but the price you have paid for it always costs you. Their gratitude to you for putting their country first will forever be felt by millions.
#32 You are a part of history, and your bravery will never be forgotten or underestimated. Thank you for leaving a safer world for your children and grandchildren. Happy Veterans Day.
#33 Happy Veterans Day. Each day is a day to thank our you, but today the whole country unites in its gratitude for your sacrifices and victories. Thank you for the world you have given us.
#34 History has a way of making even the greatest events seem smaller and farther from us, but your heroism is something that will forever live in the heart of each person in this country. Thank you, and Happy Veterans Day.
#35 For each day that you’ve fought for us, we celebrate you today and will celebrate you with each passing year, cherishing your priceless gift of a safer world. Thank you, dear veteran. Happy Veterans Day.
#36 Happy Day for Veterans. Your courage and patriotism are sacred to our souls. Your efforts are what make it possible for us to survive in our world today. Know that we are united in our deepest gratitude to you, and I personally want to thank you for all you have done, for what you have sacrificed, and for all your hardships abroad and at home. Well, thank you.
#37 It’s only when we are older that we realize what a great act of heroism you committed every day. With this new and deeper understanding, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Happy Veterans Day.
#38 Your bravery, your refusal to give up, and your willpower to keep going for the sake of our country will always be an inspiration to us. Let us celebrate you on this Veterans Day.
#39 Among the men and women who have served our country, you are by far the most amazing. We salute and honor the hero you are, today and forever. Happy Day for Veterans.
#40 History has taught us that democracy is not equality. Thank you for your tireless fight for our liberty. Your outstanding contribution will never be forgotten or taken for granted. Happy Veterans Day.
The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your Veterans Day Message
“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.”
“Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; fold the whole Earth in peace.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”
“America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”
“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”
Michel de Montaigne
“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
“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
“Our Veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.”
“You’d have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.”
“Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one.”
“When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.”
“The best thing you have to give is yourself.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
“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.”
General Colin L. Powell
“‘Duty, Honor, Country’ — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail.”
George W. Bush
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
Reverend Billy Graham
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.”
“I think there is one higher office than President and I would call that patriot.”
“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.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
“Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”
Richard Watson Gilder
“We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.”
“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.”
Charles B. Rangel
“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
“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.”
“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”
“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”
“The most persistent sound, which reverberates through men’s history, is the beating of war drums.”
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of 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.”
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.”
“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”
“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.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
“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.”
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.”
“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