71 Veterans Day Quotes to Say Thanks (with Images)

Veterans Day Quotes

Here are the most heartfelt, sincere and fitting Veterans Day quotes to thank your loved ones, friends and all other vets for their service (all with images for social media!).

If you’re looking to honor a loved one or anyone else in the military that we’ve lost, also take a look at these Memorial Day quotes.

Veterans Day Quotes

Today is the most special day…. for the brave men… living and dead… who have given their lives in the service of the nation without asking anything in return… let us remember their sacrifices and honor their services by celebrating Veterans Day.

“Today is the most special day…. for the brave men… living and dead… who have given their lives in the service of the nation without asking anything in return… let us remember their sacrifices and honor their services by celebrating Veterans Day.” – Unknown

America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.

“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.” – Jim Ramstad

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown

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We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most.

“We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what our positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.

“Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what our positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.” – Zack Wamp

Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!

“Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!” – Unknown

We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks.

“We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks.” – Kate Summers

Americans never quit.

“Americans never quit.” – Douglas MacArthur

Support our troops!

“Support our troops!” – Chila Woychik

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” – Sun Tzu

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.

“Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.” – Steve Buyer

The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.

“The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.” – Chris Kyle

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” – Abraham Lincoln

On the occasion of Veteran’s Day, let us all remember the unconditional services of our veterans and let us come together to revive our promise to our nation to fulfill the obligations to all our veterans who gave their lives for the country. Warm wishes on this special day.

“On the occasion of Veteran’s Day, let us all remember the unconditional services of our veterans and let us come together to revive our promise to our nation to fulfill the obligations to all our veterans who gave their lives for the country. Warm wishes on this special day.” – Unknown

My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.

“My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.” – Steven Spielberg

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

“The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.” – George Eliot

Beginner knows rules, but veterans know exceptions.

“Beginner knows rules, but veterans know exceptions.” – Amit Kalantri

This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid.

“This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid.” – Greta Zwaan

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

“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

Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

“Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel

America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.

“America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” – Claudia Pemberton

America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.

“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” – John Doolittle

To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better.

“To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better.” – Mickey Rooney

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.

“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.” – Allen West

Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one.

“Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one.” – Jennifer Granholm

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

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

Damn the wars but bless the soldier.

“Damn the wars but bless the soldier.” – T.L. Moffitt

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

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.

“Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.” – John Warner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

“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

Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.

“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.” – John Boehner

Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.

“Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.” – John Linder

In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten.

“In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten.” – Catherine Pulsifer

Never was so much owed by so many to so few.

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.

“While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” – Randy Neugebauer

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” – Dan Lipinski

America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans.

“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans.” – Thomas M. Smith

When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans or the family. It’s just starting.

“When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans or the family. It’s just starting.” – Karl Marlantes

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

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

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

“It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.” – Zell Miller

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” – Gary Hart

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning

In valor there is hope.

“In valor there is hope.” – Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” – Richard Watson Gilder

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur

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.

“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.” – Ronald Reagan

On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces.” – Todd Tiahrt

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Douglas MacArthur

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry

For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.” – Unknown

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky

To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.

“To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.” – Solomon Ortiz

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” – Dan Lipinski

We gather to remember, to honor those who’ve died, and thank God for the veterans who still stand at our side.

“We gather to remember, to honor those who’ve died, and thank God for the veterans who still stand at our side.” – Greta Zwaan

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.

“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” – Judd Gregg

American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.

“American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” – Claudia Pemberton

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” – Sidney Sheldon

Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor—and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.

“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor—and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” – Michael N. Castle

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.

“Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.” – John Keegan

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.

“Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.” – Bernard Law Montgomery

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