Quotes And Sayings About Armed Forces Day and Military Appreciation

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. ~Author Unknown

Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to “So shines a good deed in a weary world” by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Author Unknown

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare

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

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. ~John A. Logan

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten – duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven. ~David Lloyd George

Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
~John Dickinson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~Thomas Campbell

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

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky

But fame is theirs – and future days
On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell – when cold neglect is dead –
“These for their country fought and bled.”
~Philip Freneau

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer