“ The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. ”

- Charles Spurgeon

“ I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. ”

- Giuseppe Garibaldi

“ When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. ”

- Robert Green Ingersoll

“ 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

“ It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. ”

- George S. Patton

“ I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses. ”

- Chris Kyle

“ 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

“ The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect. ”

- Bill Frist

“ Courage in danger is half the battle. ”

- Plautus

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

- Alexander Hamilton

“ The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. ”

- Henry Waxman

“ But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. ”

- Nick Lampson

“ 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

“ Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler. ”

- Barbara Bush

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

- John Doolittle

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

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

- Norman Schwarzkopf

“ 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

“ Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero