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8 Inspirational Quotes From Veterans

By    |   Thursday, 02 Jul 2015 01:52 PM

Veterans experience events that change them. Even when they experience tragedy and see the horrors of war, they push themselves to continue and inspire others. These quotes memorialize individuals throughout history who dedicated their lives to fighting for the United States.

1. “We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.”
– General Douglas MacArthur during World War II, courtesy Brainy Quote

2. “The eyes of the world are upon you . . . I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.”
– General Dwight D. Eisenhower on D-Day, June 6, 1944, courtesy USMM.org

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3. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”
– President George Washington during the First State of the Union Address in 1790, courtesy America’s Homepage

4. “I love the National Anthem. I’m a veteran, and it just has a special meaning.”
– Joe Allen, courtesy ThinkExist.com

5. “We, the colored soldiers, have fairly won our right by loyalty and bravery – shall we obtain them? If they are refused now, we shall demand them.”
– Sergeant Major William McCeslin commenting after the last Appomattox campaign, courtesy National Park Service

6. “We’re a brotherhood of ‘warriors’ – nothing more, nothing less, pure and simple. We are in the a**-kicking business.”
– Colonel James M. Lowe in a speech on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico in 2004, courtesy Command Performance Leadership

7. “Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”
– Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., courtesy Brainy Quote

8. “It isn’t just my brother’s country or my husband’s country. It’s my country as well. And so the war wasn’t just their war, it was my war, and I needed to serve in it.”
– Major Beatrice Hood Stroup during World War II, courtesy Georgia Historical Society

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