Sometimes it is easy to forget why we observe the Memorial Day. The Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend holiday ahead of the summer vacation. It is a solemn day of remembering the American soldiers, who gave up their lives in the line of duty.
The Memorial Day holiday, originally was known as Decoration Day, to honour the Union and Confederate dead. However, in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act designating last Monday of May as Memorial Day to honour all 'fallen' US soldiers instead of 30 May.
This change ensured that the Americans will get a long Memorial Day weekend with three-day holidays.
The Memorial Day 2015 will be observed on 25 May.
Here we have complied a list of inspirational Memorial Day quotes that you can share with your family and friends. Some of these inspirations saying you can even send to the soldiers of in US Armed Forces, to show them that you respect and care for them.
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Memorial Day 2015 Quotes
- "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell
- "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America." – President Bill Clinton
- "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." — General George S. Patton
- "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" – Maya Angelou
- "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." – President Thomas Jefferson
- "The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." -John F. Kennedy
- "Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice." – President Barack Obama
- "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." – Mark Twain
- "We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them." – Francis A. Walker
- "Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion." – President Calvin Coolidge
- "The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men." – Minot J. Savage
- "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." – Nathan Hale
- "On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live." – Eric Burdon
- "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." – President Harry S. Truman
- "And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." – Lee Greenwood
- "The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men." -Minot J. Savage
- "Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life." -Bob Marley
- "They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation." – Henry Ward Beecher
- "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
- "On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!" – Thomas William Parsons