May we remember and honor those who served so ably and honorably, not just on Veteran's and Memorial Day, but every day. Amen.
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In the aftermath, we are because they were.
Damn the wars but bless the soldier.
You don't get a purple heart for being mentally shot.
We've found when soldiers help other soldiers, or military members of any service, it helps them, too.
I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.
We who have seen war will never stop seeing it.
We who have seen war, will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams. So this is our story, for we were soldiers once, and young.
Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Those of us who have never been in the military don't understand what it is like to serve in the military.
We have to make sure the Hell the veterans come home from is not the Hell they come back to.
Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
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.
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.
Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, 'Hi' to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.
The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
If our goal is to provide health care to our veterans, why does it need to be in the bricks and mortar of bureaucracy of the VA? Why can't you give them an insurance card and let them go to a health care provider of their choice?
What wounded veteran's don't need is sympathy. They need to be treated like the men they are: equals, heroes, and people who still have tremendous value for society.
We owe our World War II veterans -- and all our veterans -- a debt we can never fully repay.
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one.
You've been told that you're broken, that you're damaged goods and should be labeled victims. I don't buy it. The truth, instead, is that you are the only folks with the skills, determination, and values to ensure American dominance in this chaotic world.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
Despite all the dysfunction in Washington, I believe that when it comes to helping veterans and keeping our fundamental promises as a country, we can come together and do the right thing.
One of the key issues all veterans face is making the transition to a civilian career, and for veterans who need extra medical attention, this can be even more difficult.
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.
For many of the brave men and women who have fought on the front lines, returning home means trying to navigate a complicated and bureaucratic Veterans Administration benefits system.
While we can't begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.
When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting.
They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!
I cannot, or will not, take the freedoms this country offers for granted. But these freedoms have come with a price so many times. The sacrifices made by our veterans are reminders to us of this.
Veterans are driven by the same frustrations that the public has with what is happening in Washington... the fiscal irresponsibility and the financial crisis that our country is facing.
Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation.
Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
My advice is for veterans to seek out mentors, people who are doing what you want to do. You have to decide what you want and have a goal. Don't worry about how you're going to do it. Just trust that you'll get there.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
The precondition to freedom is security.
The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -- and to the best in benefits and medical care.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
Every star in the universe represents a soul of a soldier who gave his life for the life you live today.
The atrocities of war are only overshadowed by the heroism of their dead.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: Mother, what was war?
A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.
May fireworks fill your heart and independence be your way of life.
The thing about veterans, they know how to challenge the establishment. They're not afraid to take on the people in control. They're not afraid to put people over politics or over their political party.
My dad once told me that his biggest challenge after returning from Vietnam had been coming to terms with his own callousness. He'd made a deal with the war and traded his humanity for a ticket home.
For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you're called to do so we can safely do what we're free to do.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
In valor there is hope.
One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.
The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.