Updated: May 25
"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude," - Cynthia Ozick.
"Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting men and women. For it is them - the soldiers, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine - who have fought to preserve freedom. It is their valor that has given renewed hope to the free world that by working together in discipline and faith our ideals of freedom will always prevail." - Admiral Forrest P. Sherman
"They who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." - Joseph Rodman Drake
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
"To all the fallen soldiers and their families . . . I am humbly grateful and will never forget the sacrifices that were made to allow me to live free!" - Mindy Lee