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Tomorrow, people all over the country will be honoring all those who have served in the United States military. On Veterans Day we owe an enormous debt to those who have devoted part of their lives — and sometimes their very lives — in service to our country. Jerry and I would like to tell you we thank God for you. We honor you not only on Veterans Day, but EVERY day!

I found some famous quotes online I am pasting below. In these famous Veterans Day quotes, noble men and women of the world have saluted to the spirit of patriotism. We salute each of you today!

Otto Von Bismark

The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.

Arthur Koestler

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.

General Douglas

We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.

Ronald Reagan

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.

G. K. Chesterton

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

We have met the enemy and they are ours!

Adapted from Henry G. Bohn

A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.

Ernest Miller Hemmingway

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

Charles Edward Montague

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.

George Orwell

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Ferdinand Foch

Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking.

Allen West

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.

Elmer Davis

This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

Dick Cheney

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

Alexander the Great

I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb.

I do fear an army of sheep, if they are led by a lion.

Tao-te Ching

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. He who conquers others has physical strength. He who conquers himself is strong.

Giulio Douhet

You'll be scared! Sure you'll be scared. Who wouldn't fear having their head completely blown off.

Sir Philip Sydney

A brave captain is as a root, out of which, as branches, the courage of his soldiers doth spring.

Karl von Clausewitz

War should never be thought of as something autonomous, but always as an instrument of policy.

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