Freedom comes at the cost of many lives. On Memorial Day we like to remember and thank those fallen heroes that died fighting for our country. This honorary day is celebrated across the United States of America on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day tends to be confused with Veterans Day. The former is a remembrance of all those men and women that lost their life while serving in the armed forces, while the latter celebrates those who served in the U.S. military. On this day many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor all of those heroes with many volunteers placing an American flag on each grave. The U.S. flag is raised to the top of the staff and then lowered to half staff, where it stays until noon. After that it is raised to full-staff for the rest of the day, which is symbolic as the flag rises and so is their memory by the living who promise to not let their sacrifice be in vain and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all. Take a read at some inspiring quotes on this Memorial Day. Also Check : Memorial Day Wishes
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons
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
With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher
Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival
Is’t death to fall for Freedom’s right?
He’s dead alone who lacks her light!
For love of country they accepted death… ~James A. Garfield
They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~Benjamin Disraeli