While we typically reserve this special holiday to honor military personnel who’ve fought for and maintained our freedom, let us also remember those who have fought for us every day during the course of the last few months during this unprecedented time. We’re talking about the citizens of our country who are considered essential personnel—healthcare workers, current military employees, delivery drivers, grocery store employees, curbside employees in the restaurant industry, government employees, and anyone else who doesn’t have the option to work from home. Take the time this Memorial Day weekend to thank them for their courage and service by sharing one of these patriotic quotes or thankful-quotes with them. Take a look at some memorable Memorial Day quotes!
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.”
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”
“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”
“The legacy of heroes — the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example.”
“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