Memorial Day 2016 Quotes Poems & Songs

Hello friends Here are Memorial Day 2016 Quotes Poems & Songs collection for remembering the veterans and say thank you for their sacrifice.

Memorial Day 2016 Quotes Poems & Songs

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
Joseph Campbell

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell, preacher during the Restoration Movement

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” — Maya Angelou, poet

Words for Memorial Day

“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

“All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. — English poet and writer Rudyard Kipling in The Old Issue

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” — Minot J. Savage, preacher and speaker

On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
Pete Hegseth

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

“As I approach the gates of heaven;

St. Peter I will tell;

One more soldier reporting sir;
I’ve served my time in hell.

-Mark Anthony Gresswell”

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots.
– Randy Vader

Memorial Day Quotes

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

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

True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
Robert Reich

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
Philip James Bailey

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” -John F. Kennedy

Memorial Day Sayings

“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do something about them.” -Henry Ford

“There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure.” -Dwight David Eisenhower

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

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

“That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end”

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” –Bob Riley

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

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” –Thomas Campbell

“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” –Aaron Kilbourn

“Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.”
Publilius Syrus

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
Arthur Ashe

Memorial Day Poem

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

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Memorial Day Song

Youve gotta pick yourself up by the bootstraps
No ones gonna help you out when you fall
Youve gotta find a way out of your problems
When youre broke and youre backed up against the wall
If you sleep on your only chances
Theyll never come around again
So dig deep and swing for the fences
You never know it might work out in the end

Come join the fight
So we can change the way were living
Whats left inside?
If you believe
Believe youll never give in
Come join the fight
Turn away and youll be sure to lose it
Hold onto those dreams
Theyre the one thing they cant take away now

I was young and I wouldnt hear it
You had opinions I had mine too
Just a kid with all the answers
A pompous pride and not one clue
Its getting late now shadows falling
As the sun sets on my time
Theres always something there to remind me
I try to keep up and still fall behind

Come join the fight
So we can change the way were living
Whats left inside?
If you believe
Believe youll never give in
Come join the fight
Turn away and youll be sure to lose it
Hold onto those dreams
Theyre the one thing they cant take away now

Whats left inside?
If you believe
Believe youll never give in

I was young and I wouldnt hear it
You had opinions I had mine too
Just a kid with all the answers
A pompous pride and not one clue

Come join the fight
So we can change the way were living
Whats left inside?
If you believe
Believe youll never give in
Come join the fight
Turn away and youll be sure to lose it
Hold onto those dreams
Theyre the one thing they cant take away now

Come join the fight

Songwriters
JEFF DAROSA, KENNETH W CASEY, MATHEW E KELLY, ALEXANDER BARR, JAMES P LYNCH, TIMOTHY J BRENNAN

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