1 "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
– Adlai Stevenson
2 “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
– Charles de Gaulle
3“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”
– Claudia Pemberton
4 “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”
– John Thune
5 “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”
– Jeff Miller
6 "I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism."
– Bob Riley
7 "There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country."
– Nick Lampson
8 "Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes– is our Army of the Dead."
– Will Carleton
9 "What I can do for my country, I am willing to do."
– Christopher Gadsden
10 "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
– Joseph Campbell
11 "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived."– George S. Patton
12 "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."– Martin Luther King, Jr.
13 "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
– Nathan Hale
14 "I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."– James A. Baldwin
15 "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
– William J. Clinton
16 "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."– Mark Twain
17 "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."– John F. Kennedy
18 "You will never do anything in this world without courage.”– Aristotle
19 “Never was so much owed by so many few.”– Winston Churchill
20 "Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.– Calvin Coolidge
21 "A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."– Bob Dylan
22 "Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility."– Eleanor Roosevelt
23 "Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them."– Franklin D. Roosevelt
24 "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." John F. Kennedy, 1961 (Inaugural address)
25 "Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."– Theodore Roosevelt