Top 22 Memorial Day Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Memorial Day Quotes from famous people such as Robert Reich, Paul Tsongas, Zebulon Pike, Herbert Croly, Frank Knox, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fai

True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
Robert Reich
America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
Paul Tsongas
May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
Zebulon Pike
The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
Herbert Croly
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
Frank Knox
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
James Bryce
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington
The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten.
Jim Ramstad
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
John M. McHugh
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
Nick Lampson
Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.
Will Carleton
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
Doc Hastings
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Alexander Henry
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
Robin Hayes
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Bob Riley
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Robert Charles Winthrop
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
A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James Baldwin
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
Jeff Miller