“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
- Elmer Davis
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
- Abraham Lincoln
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
- Maya Angelou
"Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."
- Thomas Campbell
“Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”
- Richard Watson Gilder
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
- José Narosky
“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?”
- George Canning
“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
- Cynthia Ozick
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country."
- Benjamin Franklin
“He loves his country best who strives to make it best."
- Robert G. Ingersoll
“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."
- John Dickinson
“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"
- Thomas Jefferson
“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks."
- William Shakespeare
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!"
- Daniel Webster
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
- William Arthur Ward
"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
- G.B. Stern
"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
- James Allen
"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
- Eric Hoffer