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45+ Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes & Sayings (Pictures)

Do you know what is Memorial Day? OK! Here is a lot of the best that has been said for this event and the day, here’s Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes and sayings written in a great images.

Top Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes and Famous Sayings – Pictures

Memorial Day Quotes , Your silent tents of green

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Memorial Day Quotes , With the tears a Land hath shed

Memorial Day Quotes , With the tears a Land hath shed

Memorial Day Quotes , With the tears a Land hath shed

With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green. ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Memorial Day Quotes , Who kept the faith and fought the fight

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~ Wallace Bruce


Memorial Day Quotes , We who are left how shall we look again

We who are left how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain? ~ Wilfred Wilson Gibson


Memorial Day Quotes , We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~ Francis A. Walker


Memorial Day Quotes , They saw their injured country's woe

They saw their injured country’s woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, – but left the shield. ~ Philip Freneau


Memorial Day Quotes , They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation

They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Memorial Day Quotes , They fell, but o'er their glorious grave

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. ~ Francis Marion Crawford


Memorial Day Quotes , They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast
Memorial Day Quotes

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Memorial Day Quotes , These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea. ~ Schuyler Colfax


Memorial Day Quotes , These heroes are dead

These heroes are dead. They died for liberty – they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll


Memorial Day Quotes , Their silent wounds have speech

Their silent wounds have speech
More eloquent than men;
Their tones can deeper reach
Than human voice or pen. ~ William Woodman


Memorial Day Quotes , Their own souls rose and cried

Their own souls rose and cried
Alarum when they heard the sudden wail
Of stricken freedom and along the gale
Saw her eternal banner quivering wide. ~ John LeGay Brereton


Memorial Day Quotes , The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. ~ Randy Vader


Memorial Day Quotes , The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ Benjamin Disraeli


Memorial Day Quotes , The hero dead cannot expire

Memorial Day Quotes , The hero dead cannot expire

Memorial Day Quotes , The hero dead cannot expire

The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part. ~ Charles Sangster


Memorial Day Quotes , The Flag still floats unblotted with defeat!
Memorial Day Quotes

The Flag still floats unblotted with defeat!
But ah the blood that keeps its ripples red,
The starry lives that keep its field alight. ~ Rupert Hughes


Memorial Day Quotes , The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem

The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. ~ Aaron Kilbourn


Memorial Day Quotes , The brave die never, though they sleep in dust

Memorial Day Quotes , The brave die never, though they sleep in dust

Memorial Day Quotes , The brave die never, though they sleep in dust

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~ Minot J. Savage


Memorial Day Quotes , Spirit, that made those heroes dare

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Memorial Day Quotes , Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes
Memorial Day Quotes

Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes – Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~ W.J. Cameron


Memorial Day Quotes , Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth

Peace to each ma
nly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth… ~ Thomas Moore


Memorial Day Quotes , Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead

Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead!
Laurels and roses on their graves to-day,
Lilies and laurels over them we lay,
And violets o’er each unforgotten head. ~ Richard Hovey


Memorial Day Quotes , Our battle-fields, safe in the keeping

Our battle-fields, safe in the keeping
Of Nature’s kind, fostering care,
Are blooming, – our heroes are sleeping, –
And peace broods perennial there. ~ John H. Jewett


Memorial Day Quotes , On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~ Thomas William Parsons


Memorial Day Quotes , Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty

Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty! ~ Lucy Larcom


Memorial Day Quotes , Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. ~ John A. Logan


Memorial Day Quotes , Knights of the spirit; warriors in the cause

Knights of the spirit; warriors in the cause
Of justice absolute ‘twixt man and man. ~ Richard Watson Gilder


Memorial Day Quotes , Is't death to fall for Freedom's right

Is’t death to fall for Freedom’s right?
He’s dead alone who lacks her light! ~ Thomas Campbell


Memorial Day Quotes , I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning
Memorial Day Quotes

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. ~ Benjamin Harrison


Memorial Day Quotes , How sleep the brave, who sink to rest

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country’s wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallow’d mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy’s feet have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell is rung,
There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair,
To dwell, a weeping hermit, there. ~ William Collins


Memorial Day Quotes , Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells

Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids. ~ James Gates Percival


Memorial Day Quotes , Go ye to the graves and decorate
Memorial Day Quotes

Go ye to the graves and decorate,
Place flags for boys who have died;
Kneel down and say prayers for your loved ones,
But know they’re still by your side! ~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
– “Memorial Day—1945”


Memorial Day Quotes , For love of country they accepted death

For love of country they accepted death… ~ James A. Garfield


Memorial Day Quotes , For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~ William Penn


Memorial Day Quotes , Fold him in his country's stars

Fold him in his country’s stars.
Roll the drum and fire the volley!
What to him are all our wars,
What but death bemocking folly? ~ George Henry Boker


Memorial Day Quotes , Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays

Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays…. The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms. ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Memorial Day Quotes , Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory

Memorial Day Quotes , Death leaves a heartache no one can heal

Memorial Day Quotes , Death leaves a heartache no one can heal

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~ From a headstone in Ireland


Memorial Day Quotes , Dead upon the field of glory

“Dead upon the field of glory,”
Hero fit for song and story. ~ John Randolph Thompason


Memorial Day Quotes , Cover them over with beautiful flowers
Memorial Day Quotes

Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life. ~ Will Carleton


Memorial Day Quotes , But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for

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


Memorial Day Quotes , Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. ~ Rupert Brooke


Memorial Day Quotes , Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak

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? ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Memorial Day Quotes , And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave
Memorial Day Quotes

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~ Joseph Drake


Memorial Day Quotes , Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory
Memorial Day Quotes

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~ Daniel Webster


Memorial Day Quotes , Alas, how can we help but mourn

Alas, how can we help but mourn
When hero bosoms yield their breath!
A century itself may bear
But once the flower of such a death. ~ S. Weir Mitchell


Memorial Day Quotes , Ah! never shall the land forget
Memorial Day Quotes

Ah! never shall the land forget
How gushed the life-blood of her brave – ~ William Cullen Bryant


Memorial Day Quotes , A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself

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

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