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Memorial Day Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Memorial Day.

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who
died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we
are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that
the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
- Robin Hayes

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute
to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
- John M. McHugh

 

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending
our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives
in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation,
one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings
of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
- John Linder

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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And there's the Victoria Memorial, built as a memorial to Victoria.
- David Dimbleby

Every memorial in its time has a different goal.
- Maya Lin

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
- Robert Byrne

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial,
to testify that Christ's body was given,
and his blood shed for us.
- William Tyndale

When I was building the Vietnam Memorial,
I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war,
because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
- Maya Lin

I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center
as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery;
however,
I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.
- Samuel Wilson

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own,
when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
- Edgar Lee Masters

For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
- Pericles

The whole memorial is for different senses...
seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling.
I probably would have come up with something different
if I had not lived through it.
- Lawrence Halprin

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a
memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ.
- Stephen Bayne

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I started studying what the nature of a monument is
and what a monument should be.
And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile,
almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
- Maya Lin

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
- Harold MacMillan

I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for
each of the first three assassinations.
I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial,
so when I found out he had attended its dedication,
that helped focus it further.
- Sarah Vowell

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space,
because it is already there.
And it is speaking with a voice and,
you know,
4 million of us came to see the site.
- Daniel Libeskind

Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place,
and said that it would include a memorial to those
removed from their families.
However, they refused to include any of those who were
removed in the design of their own memorial.
- Malcolm Fraser

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and
it was a long enough period gone by.
I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody,
you know.
It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it.
- Jack Bruce

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam
War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed
what happened to the veterans.
The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
- Maya Lin

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions
beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize.
Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable,
both as to its production and as to its use.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

There will be a competition for the memorial.
And then it can be developed with trees,
with planting.
It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets,
because it is below.
And it can be something very moving and very private.
- Daniel Libeskind

After the Great Depression and after public urging,
a nationwide public competition was held to determine
a design for a memorial that would honor President
Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
- Russ Carnahan

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial,
which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world,
but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century.
- Daniel Libeskind

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Know that today is your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

May today be your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Loving is the most unmitigated
and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Today is my day to honor my being,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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