On Wednesday, the Americans will honor the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces with Veterans Day.
While it is important to thank those who have served the country and remember those who gave their lives for it, Veterans Day is important to observe the sacrifices made by those who join the military.
Here are 15 quotations to celebrate Veterans Day and to thank those who have served.
“This nation will only remain the land of the free as long as it is the home of the brave” – Elmer Davis
“There is a certain enthusiasm for the freedom that makes human nature rise above itself, for bravery and heroism” -Alexander Hamilton
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, should be directly proportional to how they treated and valued veterans of previous wars from their nation’s perspective” – George Washington
“The U.S. military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniforms and carry our rifles into battle are our children, and our job is to support them because they protect us” Tom Clancy
“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring” – John Boehner
“Word to the nation: Eagerly protect your right to serve in the armed forces, for without them there will be no other rights to protect” -John F. Kennedy
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We have not passed it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and passed on so that they can do the same” – Ronald Reagan
“Because we all believe in the fabric of the common bond and understand why we call ourselves Americans, the care of the men and women who wear the uniform is the care of the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care of them when they are veterans” -Steve Buyer
“Our veterans who fall into hard times and are without a home deserve more than hand-wringing or kind words. They deserve real help that will get them back on their feet” – Michelle Obama
“We owe it to all our veterans to make sure that they have a chance to realize the American dream, just like the rest of us” -Tammy Duckworth
“The best of our nation is exemplified by the veterans of our nation who embody what it means to place service above self. They have sacrificed their own personal interests out of greater love for our people and our country” – Tulsi Gabbard
“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer” – Jimmy Doolittle
“America without its soldiers would be like God without its angels” -Claudia Pemberton
“But on this Veterans Day, I think we should do more than sing of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to reevaluate how we treat our veterans in the present” Nick Lampson
“Even though we can never really repay the debt we owe our heroes, we should at least make sure for our brave veterans that the government takes a proactive approach to give them the services and benefits they deserve, so that they get the care they need and that they have so richly deserved,” said Kirsten Gillibrand.