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Memorial Day Quotes

Someday I am going to do some military themed pages for my uncle, who was wounded in combat. These quotes would be great for that or a memorial page.



On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
~Thomas William Parsons


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
~Daniel Webster


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


Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival


Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!
~Thomas Campbell


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


They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford


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


But the freedom that they fought for,
and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English


And they who for their country die
shall fill an honored grave,
for glory lights the soldier's tomb,
and beauty weeps the brave.
~Joseph Drake


How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallow'd mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell is rung,
There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair,
To dwell, a weeping hermit, there.
~William Collins


The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
~Thomas Campbell


Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
~Wallace Bruce


Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
~Will Carleton


All we have of freedom, all we use or know
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899


But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
~Philip Freneau


Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
~Henry Ward Beecher


These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
~Schuyler Colfax


They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.
~Philip Freneau


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
~William Penn


Ah! never shall the land forget
How gushed the life-blood of her brave -
~William Cullen Bryant


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


Fold him in his country's stars.
Roll the drum and fire the volley!
What to him are all our wars,
What but death bemocking folly?
~George Henry Boker


The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
~Charles Sangster


We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.
~Francis A. Walker


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