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Everett Wiley Wilson - WWII Veteran

Everett Wiley Wilson – WWII Veteran

Veterans Day is a time to thank those who have served their country through military service.

Here’s a look at some of the best thoughts on Veterans Day, patriotism and courage:

“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

“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

“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

“It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America. Freedom is never free.” – President Barack Obama

“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

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

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

“The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.” – Steve Buyer

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

“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” —Winston Churchill

“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

“I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.” – James A. Autry

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan

“This year’s Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland.” – John Doolittle

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

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” — Michel de Montaigne

“While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve.” – Kristen Gillibrand

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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