Memorial Day Quotes To Remember And Honor Those That Have Given Their Lives For Their Country

Danny Cox

On Monday, the world will remember and honor all the service men and women who died protecting and serving their country for Memorial Day. Many see the holiday as a reason for getting some great deals at retail stores or electronics sales. Others look at it as nothing more than a day off and a big three-day weekend. These quotes will help everyone remember that there is so much more behind Memorial Day and the memories of those that should be honored.

Please always remember the honorable men and women of the service who were a part of the United States Armed Forces and gave their every single thing for their country. While they should be remembered and honored each and every single day, Memorial Day belongs to them and memories should be shared.

— erin brockovich (@ErinBrockovich) May 27, 2016

"Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay...but we can honor their sacrifice." - President Barack Obama

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." - Nathan Hale

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." - President George Washington

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - President John F. Kennedy

There are also the quotes that come forth with a bit of humor and sarcasm while also being quite serious. Men like Mark Twain were always famous and known for those kinds of thoughts, and he was never one to bite his tongue.

Many would say that his words still ring true today.

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain

"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James A. Baldwin

On social media, the hashtag #MemorialDayWeekend is already trending and many are talking about all of the fun things they have planned. They're discussing getting together for good food and drinks and listening to music and enjoying the three-day weekend.

— Massasoit Vet Center (@MassasoitVets) May 28, 2016

The program will be co-hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, two award-winning actors who are extremely dedicated to supporting armed forces troops and veterans. Others that will be in attendance or performing include:

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