50 Veterans Day Quotes

50 Veterans Day Quotes

Last updated on January 8th, 2024 at 11:35 am

On Veterans Day, we commemorate the heroic men and women who have served our country and thank them for their efforts and services. Many people, from presidents to poets, have talked about the valour and sacrifice of our armed men. Here are 50 Veterans Day Quotes to help you commemorate and respect our heroes on Veterans Day.

Happy Veterans Day Quotes

On November 11th, we remember the valiant men and women who served in our military services. Veterans Day is a day to remember and honour our military personnel’s sacrifices and efforts and to express our thanks for their service. Here are some Happy Veterans Day Quotes to celebrate and wish the soldiers in your life a Happy Veterans Day.

“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

“Happy Veterans Day. You guys deserve every ounce of respect for securing our future.”


“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.”

Dan Lipinski

“Thank you for risking your life so that the others live a great life. Thank you for protecting the world and making it a better place. Happy Veterans Day.”


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

Maya Angelou

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

General George S. Patton Jr.

Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!


“Remembering with gratitude, the brave men, and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.”


“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.”

Henry Waxman
“Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”
“Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

Thank You, Veterans Day Quotes

Thank you is a modest gesture, but it may mean a lot to the veterans who have given so much to our nation. On Veterans Day, we get to express our respect and thanks for our military personnel’s service and sacrifices. Here are some inspirational Thank You, Veterans Day Quotes to encourage you to express “thank you” to the vets in your life.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”


“This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is home of the brave.”

Elmer Davis

“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.”

Harry S. Truman

“We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.”

 Doc Hastings

“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.”

abraham lincoln

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”

Francis A. Walker

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”

Dan Lipinski

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”


“Some people dream the dream. Some people live the dream. Some people defend the dream. God bless the defenders.”


My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.”

Steven Spielberg

“No matter the outcome of a war, those who answer the call of duty and risk everything to defend America deserve the respect of a grateful nation.”

en. Dick Durbin

“Every star in the universe represents a soul of a soldier who gave his life for the life you live today.”

Giovannie de Sadeleer
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few."
“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Inspirational Veterans Day Quotes And Sayings

The valour and sacrifice of our military troops inspire us all. On Veterans Day, we may reflect on the ethos that our veterans exemplify and be empowered by their bravery and sacrifice. Here are some inspirational Veteran’s Day quotes and sayings for Veterans Day.

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it”


“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death.”

Gen. Omar Bradley

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”

George Orwell

“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.”


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.”

Norman Schwarzkopf

“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise about itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

Alexander Hamilton

“The nicest veterans…the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“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.”

douglas macarthur

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.”

Thomas Campbell
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” 
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” 

Veterans Day Quotes Of Appreciation

Our soldiers have made numerous sacrifices in duty to our country, and we owe them an eternal debt of gratitude. On Veterans Day, we express our gratitude and admiration for our service personnel’s hardships and efforts. Here are some Veterans Day Quotes of Appreciation:

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton

There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.”

Nick Lampson

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”

Jimmy Carter

“Beginner knows rules, but veterans know exceptions.”

Amit Kalantri

“Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.”

Michael N. Castle

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place — police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.”

Sidney Sheldon

“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”

Thomas William Parsons

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran doesn’t have that problem.”

Ronald Reagan

The soldier’s heart, the soldier’s spirit, the soldier’s soul, are everything.

George Marshall

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

Benjamin Disraeli

“When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.”

robert green ingersoll

“Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.”

Bernard Law Montgomery
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

There are several ways to commemorate and respect our soldiers’ efforts, whether via encouraging words, simple gestures, or acts of service. Remember the principles and ideals our veterans exemplify on this important day and endeavour to live up to their model of courage and devotion. Let us also express our deep gratitude to the veterans in our lives and pledge to help them in every manner we can.

Naveen Kumar is a writer and has a thing for collecting quotes and sharing them with people. Naveen is a space enthusiast. When he is not spreading good vibes or motivating people through quotes, you can find him sipping coffee while reading classic literature or on a long road drive.

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