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Quotes for Veterans Day, which is s an official American holiday that honours those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

God bless the Flag and its loyal defenders, While its broad folds o'er the battle-field wave, Till the dim star-wealth rekindle its splendors, Washed from its stains in the blood of the brave!

[The American soldier] is not only brave but he is generous; and when he has fought for a principle and won, he has no desire to crush his foe, but is eager to abide by the old Latin maxim of "live and let live;" and he forgets and forgives, and lends a helping hand when a disposition to do the right thing is shown.
Soldiers and saviors of the homes we love; Heroes and patriots who marched away, And who marched back, and who marched on above--All--all are here to-day!
Underneath the autumn sky, Haltingly, the lines go by. Ah, would steps were blithe and gay, As when first they marched away, Smile on lip and curl on brow,-- Only white-faced gray beards now Standing on life's outer verge, E'en the marches sound a dirge.
Ay, War, they say, is hell; it's heaven, too. It lets a man discover what he's worth. It takes his measure, shows what he can do, Gives him a joy like nothing else on earth. It fans in him a flame that otherwise Would flicker out, these drab, discordant days; It teaches him in pain and sacrifice Faith, fortitude, grim courage past all praise.
The soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
War demands real toughness of fiber--not only in the soldiers that must endure, but in the homes that must sacrifice their best.
If your names on this wall make it harder to send guys half way around the world to die, then maybe it wasn't a total waste.

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