Memorial Day 2021 – Quotes, Wishes and Messages to Honour Soldiers

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed to honour the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It is observed on the last Monday of May every year. In 2021, Memorial Day, formally known as the Decoration Day, will be observed on May 31. Many Americans observe this day by visiting memorials, participating in parades, and organising family gatherings. To observe this day, you can also share Memorial Day quotes and messages with your friends and family members who are serving in the military. You can send them in the form of a message or make a card for them and write a special message. While at it, do explain to your children about Memorial Day, the importance of freedom, and how soldiers sacrifice their lives for their country!

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50 Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes

Listed below are some quotes by famous people on freedom, soldiers, and their contribution for a country.

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  1. Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honour their sacrifice.  — Barack Obama
  2. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. — John F. Kennedy
  3. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell
  4. What I can do for my country, I am willing to do. — Christopher Gadsden
  5. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. — Mark Twain
  7. Heroism is not only in the man but in the occasion. — Calvin Coolidge
  8. Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  9. Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. — Bob Dylan
  11. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived. George S. Patton
  12. There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country. — Nick Lampson
  13. I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. — Bob Riley
  14. America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels. — Claudia Pemberton
  15. Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. — Adlai Stevenson
  16. 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. — Norman Schwarzkopf
  17. 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
  18. The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. —Benjamin Disraeli
  19. On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag! — Alexander Henry
  20. 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. — Country singer Lee Greenwood
  21. Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose. — Frank Knox
  22. No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation. — Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  23. No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation. — General Douglas
  24. Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. — George Washington
  25. The average American is nothing if not patriotic. — Herbert Croly
  26. No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. — James Allen
  27. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. — James Bryce
  28. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. — Jeff Miller
  29. As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars. — John M. McHugh
  30. Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. — Mary Roach
  31. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. — Nathan Hale
  32. The brave die never, though they sleep in the dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men. Minot J. Savage
  33. America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valour. — Paul Tsongas
  34. Only the dead have seen the end of the war. — Plato
  35. There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism. — Robert Charles Winthrop
  36. The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree. — Thomas Campbell
  37. Never was so much owed by so many few. — Winston Churchill
  38. Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps. — Emily Potter
  39. For the love of the country, they accepted death. — President James A. Garfield
  40. Other lands have had heroes, but ours were more–they were saviours, and by their sacrifices have saved the greatest land under the shining sun. — Horace Wilbert Bolton
  41. With the tears, a Land hath shed their graves should ever be green. — Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  42. We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots. — Charles F. Browne
  43. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. — Billy Graham
  44. They fell, but o’er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. — Francis Marion Crawford
  45. On thy grave, the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! — Thomas William Parsons
  46. Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. — Theodore Roosevelt
  47. Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. — Wallace Bruce
  48. Patriotism is when the love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. — Charles de Gaulle
  49. Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes– is our Army of the Dead. — Will Carleton
  50. 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

50 Memorial Day Wishes and Messages

Unofficially, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season. As we get caught up in the festivities surrounding this weekend holiday, we need to find a moment of peace and ponder the true meaning of this special day. Here are the best quotes of Memorial Day sayings to share your thoughts on social media or send on WhatsApp.

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  1. No words are enough to thank the wonderful military men and women who lived for the country and died for the countrymen….. Heartfelt thanks to all those who sacrificed themselves for our survival!
  2. Let us remember those who courageously gave their lives for their country and countrymen.
  3. The brave hearts never die…they sleep in the embrace of the soil.
  4. Salute to the heroes who gave their lives for something bigger… the nation.
  5. They never came back…their sacrifice lives on.
  6. Remembering those who gave their blood, sweat, and life in the line of duty.
  7. Let us celebrate Memorial Day to honour and salute each and every life we lost on the battlefield.
  8. Time has come to thank our army men and women who were the real heroes….. Happy Memorial Day!
  9. On the occasion of Memorial Day, let us remember all our brave departed souls.
  10. They are not there with us, but they will always live in our memories. Memorial Day is a sweet way to remember those who did not hesitate to give away their lives for the country.
  11. All of us owe a debt to all those heroes who fought for our country, to whom we could never repay for their bravery and dedication. Wishing you a very Happy Memorial Day!
  12. Wish you a blessed and peaceful Memorial Day!
  13. Memorial Day is the day to honour the heroes who served to hold our flag high. Happy Memorial Day!
  14. On this Memorial Day, let the memories of the fearless and valiant martyrs be with us!
  15. Hail the military men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can live and peacefully!
  16. Sending you warm wishes on this day of remembrance.
  17. We wish you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
  18. Join us as we remember and honour our heroes!
  19. We salute our fallen heroes and give thanks on this Memorial Day.
  20. We stand for the flag, we kneel for the fallen!
  21. The only hope of every heart that took the last breath on the battlefield must have been of a happy and prospering nation, and we must fulfil their hopes! Happy Memorial Day!
  22. Warm wishes on Memorial Day to all the kids. We must thank and respect our soldiers who have brought freedom and immense glory to our country.
  23. The best way to express gratitude to our fallen heroes is by working harder to build a happier nation. A very Happy Memorial Day to all the kids.
  24. We must celebrate this day by thanking our fallen heroes for sacrificing their lives for the nation.
  25. Let us take inspiration from our brave martyrs and live our life with patriotism and commitment towards our great nation. Happy Memorial Day!
  26. Being the young generation, you need to carry forward the legacy of our heroes who died serving the nation. Warm wishes on Memorial Day.
  27. Never forget the significance of Memorial Day when we remember the glory of all those who fought for the faith of the nation. Sending warm wishes to you on Memorial Day 2021!
  28. Today is the day to remember all the real heroes who laid down their lives for their country and honour them for their contribution. Happy Memorial Day!
  29. Thanks to those who gave their lives in service to our country. Remember their invaluable contribution on Memorial Day!
  30. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Hope you have a memorable one remembering our heroes.
  31. Expressing gratitude to all the gallant martyrs for their supreme sacrifices on this great Memorial Day.
  32. On this day of prayer and remembrance, let us all pay homage to those who gave their lives gave their lives for something bigger….the nation.
  33. It is important for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes on Memorial Day.
  34. We are forever grateful for the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for the United States of America. May their courage and dedication teach us to value our freedom. Happy Memorial Day!
  35. Let the memories of the dauntless, valiant, and gallant martyrs be with us on this Memorial Day!
  36. On this Memorial Day, let us remember our heroes for their supreme sacrifice and those who gave away their breath to hold the flag high!
  37. Let us honour those who sacrificed their lives for the peace and security of this great nation.
  38. Let us all pray and pay tribute to those who paid the price for our freedom on this Martyrs Day!
  39. We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for our country. Their selfless devotion and outstanding courage should inspire us to make their sacrifice meaningful.
  40. As we mourn those soldiers who fought for our freedom, let us take inspiration from their worthy ideals, virtues, and priorities.
  41. Their courage and dedication will inspire generations to come to lead a life those heroes fought for. Warm wishes to you and your family on Memorial Day.
  42. Our deepest gratitude goes to the brave and honourable men and women who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.
  43. Let us all pause to remember and appreciate all the great deeds and sacrifices done to grant us a chance to enjoy freedom.
  44. Praise the military men and women who gave away their lives in the name of the nation.
  45. For the love of this mighty country, they accepted death. Let us honour their sacrifice with heartfelt gratitude and praise.
  46. Dear kids, take inspiration from our martyrs who never feared as you all will be the future of our country.
  47. On the occasion of Memorial Day, let us all bow our heads to the heroes who gave up their lives to protect us.
  48. Today we gather together in celebration to honour those who courageously gave their lives.
  49. May we never forget that freedom comes at a price and is not free.
  50. This is the land of the free because of the brave.

Thanking those who served our nation is a noble gesture. On Memorial Day, take a moment to remember the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country!

Also Read: Memorial Day for Children

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This post was last modified on April 20, 2021 11:00 pm

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