It’s easy to overlook what this holiday is truly about
Memorial Day has come to represent the kick-off of summer, a season of barbecue, beaches and vacations. But the original intent behind the holiday, officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, was to set aside time to pause and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. To honor their legacy, we’ve chosen nine quotes that capture the ideals of patriotism and valor.
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life.”
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
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